This is the ruins of the great library of Alexandria, Egypt one of the largest libraries of the ancient world.

This is the ruins of the great library of Alexandria, Egypt one of the largest libraries of the ancient world.

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Lost for 1600 years the fabled city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago. The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water. The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis. The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000 scrolls.

Lost for 1600 years the fabled city of Alexandria was lost – until just 16 years ago. The famed stage of historic interactions between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Octavius was lost under the water. The royal residences, as archeologists discovered, were slowly sent to the bottom of the sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis. The ancient Alexandria had over 500,000 residents and was known for its library with over 700,000 scrolls.

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Montazah Palace Alexandria egypt

Montazah Palace Alexandria egypt

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Alexandria (الإسكندرية)  Egypt

Alexandria (الإسكندرية) Egypt

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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt

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You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!

You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!

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Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Alexandria Egypt-how amazing would it be to see this?!  I wonder if it's too deep to dive. . .

Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Alexandria Egypt-how amazing would it be to see this?! I wonder if it's too deep to dive. . .

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A tablet of Hieroglyphs is raised from water, Alexandria, Egypt

A tablet of Hieroglyphs is raised from water, Alexandria, Egypt

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Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of…

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of…

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Roman Theater at Alexandria, Egypt. Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theatre with galleries, sections of mosaic-flooring, and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic times, this area was the Park of Pan and a pleasure garden.       Photo by Marina Molares

Roman Theater at Alexandria, Egypt. Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theatre with galleries, sections of mosaic-flooring, and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic times, this area was the Park of Pan and a pleasure garden. Photo by Marina Molares

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