Under the Sea: Egypt Plans Underwater Museum to Show Off Sunken Relics

by Melissa Locker
Wallpaper, Jan 21, 2016

Image: Egypt has announced plans for an ambitious underwater museum. Courtesy of Wallpaper, photo by Jacques Rougerie Architecte(Image: Egypt has announced plans for an ambitious underwater museum. Courtesy of Wallpaper, photo by Jacques Rougerie Architecte)

The Lighthouse of Pharos has been at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for centuries, but soon tourists might be able to see it when they visit Egypt—no diving equipment required.

The Egyptian ministry of antiquities recently announced plans to build an underwater museum in the harbor off of Alexandria’s shore. It would be the first museum of its kind (although others are considering similar moves) and would give visitors a chance to see some of the ancient treasures, like Cleopatra’s Palace, that have been under feet of water for ages. Read more…

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