Goddio and his team in cooperation with the egyptian supreme council of antiquities department of underwater archaeology began mapping the remains in the eastern harbor in 1992 identifying the site of the palace of cleopatra vii the most famous of the ptolemies on the now submerged island of antirrhodos a royal property throughout the . This is a most excellent book for anyone that has an interest in the archaeological history of alexandria as a diver who has lived here in alexandria for over 11 years having logged over 100 recreational dives on the sites of the pharos lighthouse and the royal quarters this book brings together much of what i have seen underwater but didnt fully understand. This remarkable discovery came about after the european institute of underwater archaeology ieasm had been given permission in the 1990s to work in the east part of the eastern harbour where the ptolemaic royal quarter was situated when they were dragged from their resting place in the submerged royal city of ancient alexandria the . The reasons for the creation of this new department were directly linked to the excavations of the site at the foot of qaitbay fort in 1995 and the discoveries of part of the royal quarter in the eastern harbour in alexandria in 1996 for some this date marks the beginnings of underwater archaeology in egypt. Abebookscom alexandria egypt the submerged royal quarters underwater archeology 9781902699004 by franck goddio and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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