THE UNDERWATER WORLD

Shipwrecks

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The search for a new emplacement for the breakwater designed to protect Qaitbay Fort led us to explore a zone to the north of the Eastern Harbour. There we discovered the traces of a series of Greek and Roman shipwrecks representing a time scale from the 4th century AD to the 6th AD. These present a new source of information on the history of commerce between Alexandria and the Mediterranean world. In addition, since 1988, more than 50 anchors of all eras have been attested and mapped.

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Divers on the site of a shipwreck
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Ancient stone anchor © CEA
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