Divers explore the sunken ruins of Cleopatra’s historic palaceMay 26th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alexandria, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Divers were busy in exploration and excavation of the historic Cleopatra palace. The site is said to be one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. Divers were also lucky enough to get access to beautiful and priceless artifacts, which belonged to that era from the sunken ruins.
Divers were able to retrieve many items such as big granite statues and even parts of temples, which were dedicated to the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Many of the artifacts are in remarkably good condition, because they were submerged in the sentiment and thus they got preserved. Salt water wasn’t able to play havoc on the amazing finds to the extent that it was expected to do.
The international team of divers also found a huge colossal stone head, which is believed to be of the son of Cleopatra – Caesarion. Apart from this they also found two sphinxes and experts think that one of the sphinxes could be that of Cleopatra’s father – Ptolemy XII.
The team is using the benefit of the latest technology to aid them in the excavation of the ruins. And they are marveling that their findings are in collaboration with the descriptions that the Greek historians had given more than 20 centuries ago.
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