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Ancient Underwater Ruins of Cleopatra: Alexandria, Egypt

The ancient underwater ruins of Cleopatra sunk into the sea more than 1500 years ago. Historians believe that things like earthquakes and tidal waves caused the downfall of Cleopatra’s palace.

The ancient underwater ruins of Cleopatra are found under the Mediterranean sea off the shore of a big Egyptian city called Alexandria. Excavations of the underwater ruins began in 1998. Some of the discoveries included things like shipwrecks, a statue of the goddess Isis and a sphinx.

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Isis priest holding Osiris jar. Statue made of black granite. Photo: Franck Goddio, Hilti foundation.
Isis priest holding Osiris jar. Statue made of black granite. Photo: Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation.
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Photo: Kelly Brackin/Pintrest
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Sphinx. Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot
Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot
Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot
Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot
Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot
Marble head of Roman princess Antonia Minor, mother of Emperor Claudius. Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation. Photo: Christoph Gerigk
Marble head of Roman princess Antonia Minor, mother of Emperor Claudius. Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation. Photo: Christoph Gerigk
Unearthing underwater treasures from Cleopatra's world. Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation. Photo: Christoph Gerigk .
Unearthing underwater treasures from Cleopatra’s world. Franck Goddio, Hilti Foundation. Photo: Christoph Gerigk .
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Photo: Dream Travel Spots blogspot

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