Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Submerged Roman city in Egypt to be explored

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Egyptian authorities have approved the underwater exploration of a Roman city submerged in the Mediterranean, 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the Suez Canal on Egypt's north coast.

Archaeologists had found buildings, bathrooms, ruins of a Roman fortress, ancient coins, bronze vases and pieces of pottery that all date back to the Roman era.

Egypt's Roman era lasted from 30 BC to 337 AD.

Image: Statue of Juno, Roman queen goddess, by Rudolph Zullich, 1846

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