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Underwater heritage

The mysteries of the sea have always been an object of fascination. It is a place where the rules we live by do not apply; a world beyond our imagination where we can only be a guest. In those depths lies buried a legacy.

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For centuries, archaeologists tried to discover this legendary city in which the dramas between Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony und Octavius took place. The royal city of the last Egyptian Dynasty (Ptolemaic Dynasty), where Cleopatra VII, the last queen of ancient Egypt, ruled and died, was lost in a series of earthquakes.

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Alexandria was founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. The last Egyptian queen, Cleopatra VII, took her own life in 30 B.C. The royal quarters sank beneath the sea after a series of earthquakes and tidal waves. They had led to gradual subsidence in the 4th century A.D.

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Alexandria was considered to be Egypt’s most important trading metropolis on the Mediterranean in Ptolemaic times. With a population of 500,000 and regarded as a cultural and scientific center, Alexandria was noted for its commerce and wealth. The city, with its world-renowned library containing 700,000 systematically archived scrolls, attracted many scholars in these times.