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.
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