“Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues"
Images via: Coral at Abu Dabab Reefs, Red Sea, Egypt by Derek Keats, Brain Coral by Ryan Somma, Soft Corals by Matt Kieffer, Coral (Goniopora) by Samuel Chow, Coral Slime by Jason Hollinger, Brain Coral by Steve L. Martin, Coral by Markus Mindaugas Urban, Large coral polyps out at night by Derek Keats, Bubble Coral by Samuel Chow, Brain Coral by Hadley Paul Garland