Treasures of a Sunken City


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Before the 15th century, a series of earthquakes caused the city of Alexandria to fall into the sea. It is believed that the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, fell into the harbor near Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria, Egypt. Archaeologists expressed alarm that a proposed harbor construction project would obliterate the remains of the lighthouse, and asked the government if they could be allowed to map the area in question. Nova accompanies the archaeologists, divers, cartographers, and topographers as they record thousands of ancient artifacts in Nova: Treasures of the Sunken City.


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