The Treasure of the Alexandria has a rich and unique history behind it. Cleopatra, who was the last queen to reign in Ancient Egypt, sat on the throne in the royal city of Alexandria during the 4th century. There was a chain of tidal waves that were caused by earthquakes and the region was covered in water. It quickly became a lost city and was never recovered until 1996!
It took that long to find Alexandria because the Mediterranean waters are very dark and very polluted which made it impossible for anything to be found under those conditions and this area is highly secured by the Egyptian military so the process to get clearance is very extensive.
French explorer, Frank Goddio got that clearance and by using state of the art advancements was able to locate many objects that were on the floor of the ocean. He was also able to uncover much of what was buried by using a nuclear resonance magnetometer. Goddio was able to find the home of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, the Royal Quarter of Alexandria. He also found the island of Antirhodos where Cleopatra’s Palace was still intact.
Through the many excavations since there have been many great finds including both treasures and statues including Antirhodos, a statue belonging to the Great Priest Isis and two Sphinxes. One of the Sphinxes supposedly has the face of Cleopatra’s father, Ptolemy XII. There were some red granite columns discovered that was full of Greek inscriptions and a very large white marble statue of a Ptolemy king in the form of the god Hermes. Goddio was able to make some maps of the ancient region and the Royal Quarter which he hopes will assist others that wish to look for the Treasure of the Alexandria.