Friday, September 19, 2008

Underwater City

The sunken island that once held Cleopatra's palace and the Pharos of Alexandria lighthouse was done in centuries ago by earthquakes. But the bay of Alexandria is still filled with these submerged archaeological treasures; so far, they've found thousands of them there. As the site manager says:
"Sort of the whole ancient city of Alexandria is lying under the water, just meters away from the shore."

So the UN and Egypt have decided to look into the possibility of building an underwater museum- the first in the world. Instead of pulling these artifacts out, they would be covered, left in cleaner water, and connected to the mainland by huge tunnels. Visitors would be able to see archaeological artifacts in situo.
To throw in my two cents here: yes, yes, yes!

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