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Egypt hopes to build the world’s first underwater museum in Alexandria

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by Cat DiStasio last modified Nov 05, 2015

The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt has been working towards the creation of an undersea museum around the ancient ruins submerged in the Bay of Alexandria. The plan began in 1998 and has run into a variety of obstacles, but project developers hope to move forward soon. With an architect on board and the people of Egypt hopeful to see the museum built, the project could be close to making tangible progress. The site might become the world’s first underwater museum, if the planners can overcome...




 

 

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The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt has been working towards the creation of an undersea museum around ancient ruins submerged in the Bay of Alexandria. The plan began in 1998 and has run into a variety of obstacles, but project developers hope to move forward soon. With architect Jacques Rougerie on board and the people of Egypt hopeful to see the museum built, the project appears close to making tangible progress. The site might become the world’s first underwater museum, if the planners can overcome numerous project delays.

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