PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?

PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?
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An eroded sphinx, shown in 1998, isn't much more than a silhouette in the Bay of Alexandria's dusky waters. Visitors to the proposed underwater museum should be able to view these artifacts in situ, despite the current cloudiness.

The murk is driving the proposed museum's planners to propose covering the monuments, then cleaning the enclosed water.

"Try to picture a glass tube," said Amin of the Egyptian antiquities agency in September 2008. "You simply put it over the main monuments that we need to highlight."
—Photograph by Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation
 
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