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sunken monuments in Alexandria
Since time immemorial Cleopatra's palace sank in the Mediterranean, but visitors to the city of Alexandria will be finally able to see the remains of the palace through an underwater museum for the first time in the world.

Have been proposed for the museum near the site of the Library of Alexandria, where it is believed that the famous queen of Egypt has hunkered down with her boyfriend by Marc Anthony before making a decision to terminate her life.
In early September / September 2008, UNESCO announced that it will fund a team of researchers to determine whether such a museum of artifacts will be submerged any damage.
If the building of this museum, you'll see the treasures and antiquities from the palace for this, and who stood one day on the beach on one of the largest man-made bays in the world, which flooded the resulting waves of tsunami earthquakes of the fourth century AD.
This Gulf is full of sunken archaeological treasures. Found where divers of archaeologists in the nineties on thousands of pieces: 26 statue of the Sphinx and the statues with offerings to the gods, blocks weighing up to 56 tons, and even found traces Roman and Greek shipwrecks.
Sunken treasure 
The museum will include the proposed cut is believed to be from the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. 
Archaeologists have identified more than 2000 pieces immersed in the Gulf region where it is believed that the lighthouse stood them one day.Said Naguib Amin, the site management expert from the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt. "Archaeological wealth in this place quite impressive, the oldest monuments of the ancient city of Alexandria the whole lying under water, a few meters from the beach."
The proposed museum will display both on the beach and under water. The purpose of this dual nature is to create the experience of the museum of traditional, while allowing the visitors also see the artifacts on the condition of a submerged, "When you go to an archaeological site, you find you have that passion that you can not do without it. It's not like going to watch a movie," said the Jack Roh (Jacques Rougerie) French architect and chairman of the feasibility study.
"It's feeling like the astronaut who can not Ikasmha with others in the sense of space." , Roh designed a building with four tall structures in the form of sails, Mstouhh of boats sailing the Nile, which traveled through the ancient ages. These glass sails represent the four compass points and illuminated with blue light.

"These four points will be illuminated, such as the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which made the library and also illuminated the world," said Roh. "And I want her to do the same thing with this museum."Ground and Museum, the larger will be its internal tunnels made of fiber glass Aousel under the water, where visitors can see the effects that are still lying at the bottom of the sea. 
But the waters of the Gulf can be obscured blur vision for submerged monuments. Which requires the builders of the museum, either to clean or replace the water completely artificial lake."Even now, we have the idea of ​​an accomplished," the expert said Najib Amin, "Just try to imagine a glass tube, and you simply see it the main features that we need to highlight them. It's almost like putting all of these monuments in this tube."

Archaeological Museum sunken dream of Alexandria
This museum is the first museum open to the effects of the sunken held by the Ministry of Culture area of ​​the Roman theater heaping bench in Alexandria, and this museum is built on a hill high area of ​​the Roman theater and occupies 1200 square meters and displays by about 39 artifacts were recovered from the eastern port Paljhh located off the coast of Bey Citadel archaeologicalThis comprises a cutting part of the Lighthouse of Alexandria old and a statue of Our Lady of length 6.5 meters in addition to the obelisk of the family 19 inscribed with the name of King Seti I and is the first obelisk of underwater archeology is displayed in Egypt and the world and weighs 18 tons and the base of sandstone and as well as a group of statues of the Sphinx was attributed to the different erasAnd could cost the project about 20 million pounds, and also ensuring the development of the Roman Theatre Antique & site pools Kom El-Romanian and Villa birds and water tanks key will be linked to all Bmchar archaeological and one for the visit and has been approved by UNESCO on the annexation of this archaeological site to World Heritage List that are subject to the supervision and protection of the international organization.And there is the idea of ​​founding a Museum of Underwater In fact, the areas of the port of East and Bey of the most important tourist attractions, recreational and economic Alexandria; It is located around them residential communities large, including major commercial areas of the city, in addition to a number of social clubs and sports fields. The importance of the two regions, after the discovery of the submerged their effects, and the emergence of the idea of ​​creating a global underwater museum, to display these effects."Explained Dr Mohammed Dargham," Professor of Oceanography at the University of Alexandria, that such a museum needs strong lighting to help Mrtade Algaúchin a clear vision of the effects of sinking, so do not affect the lighting on the marine environment. And introduces us Prof. Dr. "Hassan al-Banna," Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Marine Science, University of Alexandria, one interested in the effects of the sunken city .. Introduces us to the depth of the problem faced by a museum of water in any of the two regions, he says that, even if complete closure of the mouths of sewage, the likelihood of continued corruption of water quality in the two regions remains for a period of time. The reason? .. Thousands of tons of sediment laden contaminants, and accumulated over the bottom of the sea, over the past forty years. Dr. Al-Banna and demands further studies of chemical and biological characteristics of water in the two regions, before approving any project to establish a museum hoped.Despite these complexities elusive, a number of projects were submitted by local investors and foreigners; including the draft submitted by the owners of fashion house Pierre Cardin, and cost $ 220 million, to establish a tourist establishment in the port of East, next to the club, "Sea Scouts", is a building extends in the depth of six meters, three meters high, in addition to the laser-illuminated Mannar. There is a draft Belgian, is a composite rotating star-shaped, with a presentation of 80 meters, laser-lit, and each wing of the forming star, performs a special function (Library - Restaurant - small shops, etc. ..). The strangest projects, he is Italian, and thinks his companions in the "dump" and drying of eastern port, and transfer effects to the effects of the sunken land!Have included the workshop, on a project for Museum of underwater archeology, geo-physical study, based on a mathematical model, showed that the frequency of strong earthquakes (6.3 to 7.6 degrees on the Richter scale), is 8 times per 900 years; and that the effects Sunken Alexandria had been affected by 80 earthquakes since 251 AD, even now; severity ranged between 4 and 8 degrees; including the earthquake of 1303, which was demolished Manar Alexandria.

Logistical concern
The proposed underwater museum will be built only for aesthetic value but also for the commitment of the 2001 UNESCO Convention for the maintenance of underwater heritage.
The convention decided that submerged artifacts should remain perfect in the bottom of the sea out of respect for historical context, but it is also in some cases, it was found that the water keeps the artifacts in reality.
But to build on the submerged artifacts directly could damage them, and this is one of a large number of logistical issues, which was selected a team of archaeologists, architects and structural engineers, economists, and government agencies for consideration in the next two years.
If the feasibility study found it had concluded that the museum can be built safely, the planners are optimistic that he can build it in three years. However, the cost of the museum, however, not yet identified, and also secured funding sources did not specify too.

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