Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Underwater Museum Planned for Egypt's Alexandria

Got all the info from national geographic : )
so cool !!

Cleopatra's palace sank long ago into the Mediterranean, but visitors to Alexandria, Egypt, may eventually view the complex's remnants via the world's first underwater museum.

Underwater Museum
The proposed museum would be both inland and underwater. The dual nature is intended to create an experience like that of a traditional museum while also allowing visitors to witness artifacts in their submerged states.It could include pieces believed to be from the Pharos of Alexandria lighthouse, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

The Inside : )

If built, the museum could display treasures and monuments of her palace, which once stood on an island in one of the largest human-made bays in the world but were submerged by earthquakes from the fourth century A.D. onward .

Some roman empire statue head

Twin sphinxes flank a statue of a priest of Isis

An eroded sphinx