PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?

PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?
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Twin sphinxes flank a statue of a priest of Isis amid fallen columns on Alexandria's sunken island of Antirhodos in a photo from the late 1990s. The statue was raised in 1998 and became part of a traveling exhibition.

Similar tableaux remain on the sunken island, which was found by underwater archaeologists in 1996, and should be visible from the proposed underwater museum.

"Having the museum around the vestiges of these objects will be an emotional and physical experience for the visitors, because they can see them [in place]," architect Rougerie said in September 2008. "You get a better perception and comprehension of what could have happened. ...''
—Photograph by Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation
 
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