Divers find lost palace

Marine archaeologists have found and mapped the outlines of the sunken royal quarters of ancient Alexandria, scene of the drama between Cleopatra, Mark Antony and the Caesars.

Franck Goddio, president of the European Institute of Marine Archaeology in Paris, said findings by his 16 divers overthrew old theories based on classical descriptions. "The exact topography of the vanished royal city can be identified for the first time," the institute said. Alexandria - Reuter

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