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Old 05-26-10   #1
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Default Divers explore sunken ruins of Cleopatra's palace

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/...en_treasures_2

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Plunging into the waters off Alexandria Tuesday, divers explored the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from which Cleopatra ruled, swimming over heaps of limestone blocks hammered into the sea by earthquakes and tsunamis more than 1,600 years ago.
The international team is painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.
Using advanced technology, the team is surveying ancient Alexandria's Royal Quarters, encased deep below the harbor sediment, and confirming the accuracy of descriptions of the city left by Greek geographers and historians more than 2,000 years ago.
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Very interesting.
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Among the massive limestone blocks toppled in the fourth century was a huge quartzite block with an engraving of a pharaoh. An inscription indicates it depicts Seti I, father of [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]Ramses [COLOR=#366388! important]II[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]

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Awesome! Gonna have a good read of this, thanks..
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I wish I could go soooooooo bad!!!! Very cool, thanks for posting it!!!!
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