Lighthouse Of Alexandria Remains
The remains of the Pharos of Alexandria, the fabled 120
meter lighthouse, were discovered at an underwater site near the entrance to
the Egyptian port in 1994.
French archaeologists believe they have also found the ruins
of the old city of Alexandria, including the palace where Cleopatra and Mark
Anthony fell in love.
Archaeologists saved several pieces from the seabed of the
lighthouse itself as well as some temples nearby.
Divers have made some fascinating discoveries on the site,
including at least three layers of blocks, some estimated to be as heavy as 70
tons, which may have been part of the lighthouse.
Whatever is recovered of the lighthouse and the mysterious palace and ancient city - of which
experts know next to nothing - will belong to Egypt.
Map of the Lighthouse remains