The excavation of historical antiquities submerged under Alexandria waters By Sherif Khalil on Jul 06, 2021 in Africa, Egypt, Regions
Egypt is probably the most extravagant country when it comes to historical antiquities and valuable artifacts. Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has been focused on excavating and finding hidden gems in a few areas across the country, as well as returning pieces back to their country. Recently, Alexandria University launched a project called Underwater Heritage to excavate artifacts in the eastern port of Alexandria.
The project is led by the Director of the Alexandria Center for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, Emad Khalil, and held in collaboration with the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO and several European partners. Its aim is to ensure that Egypt’s underwater heritage is not lost and to preserve what remains of the country’s sunken cities.
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