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Relics of Alexandria recovered from the Mediterranean

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« on: May 23, 2007, 07:03:59 pm »

Ancient cities found under the sea
Last Updated: Sunday, June 4, 2000 | 7:13 AM ET
CBC News

Archeologists scouring the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt say they have found stunning treasures beyond their wildest dreams.
They have retrieved the nearly complete ruins of two submerged cities, six kilometres from Alexandria.

Some of the relics date back to the days of the Pharaohs.

Divers found jewelry and coins from bygone eras and priceless artifacts of figures mentioned in ancient literature, including a black granite statue of Isis.

What they've recovered so far has been put on display in an Alexandria gallery. It's the first time virtually complete cities have been found under the sea.

Archeologists believe the cities of Menouthif and Herakleion, built 2,500 years ago, probably disappeared because of an earthquake or climate changes.

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