PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?

PHOTOS: Underwater Museum for Egypt Sunken Treasures?
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As part of a project to identify and preserve artifacts in the Bay of Alexandria, divers raise a 4-foot-tall (1.5-meter-tall), granite, first-century A.D. statue of a priest of Isis from in 1998.

A UN convention advises that, in general, submerged artifacts should remain on the seabed as a way to respect their historical context--a view endorsed by the planners of the proposed underwater museum in Alexandria, Egypt. The proposed museum got a boost in September 2008, when the UN established a committee to aid the museum's planning.
—Photograph by Leila Gorchev/AP
 
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