Friday, December 28, 2007

Sunken Treasures slideshow

Geographical Magazine

A slideshow of 9 photographs is available at the above address, showing photographs taken by underwater archaeologist Frank Goddio and his team in Alexandria's coastal waters. The slideshow dates from May 2007, but I have only just noticed it:

Since 1992, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team have been researching, recovering and restoring Egyptian artefacts that had lain undisturbed on the ocean’s floor for more than 1,000 years. In the process, they have located the city of Thonis-Herakleion, revealed the eastern reaches of the town of Canopus and discovered a sunken section of the Great Port of Alexandria. Although the precise circumstances behind the submersion of these ancient settlements remains a mystery, the prevailing theory is that the region was flooded following volcanic activity.

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