Wednesday, April 12, 2006

 

Sea treasures go on display

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Times Online
April 12, 2006


Antiquities that lay at the bottom of the sea for thousands of years are to go on show for the first time next month in a Berlin museum. Franck Goddio, a marine archaeologist, has retrieved 500 Egyptian artefacts, including the granite sphinx, pictured, which depicts King Ptolemaios XII.
The exhibits, some of which are 2,700 years old, have come from the coast of Alexandria, where the ancient city has gradually subsided into the sea, and from the sunken cities of Heracleion and Canopus.


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