What if we drained the waters around Alexandria, exposing the ruins of old Alexandria, and what would happen next?
- Gray BoldLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
A great tourist site would become available. Cleopatra VII's royal quarters were inundated by earthquakes and tsunami, leading to gradual subsidence in the 4th century AD. Thr underwater section contains many of the most interesting sections of the Hellenistic city, including the palace quarter.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Alexandria's submerged portions have been explored by Jacques-Ives Empereur among others, and they have discovered some remnants of the old city and a few surprises have turned up. Much of Alexandria was destroyed, some by nature, others by man, so the submerged portions may be the last relatively intact portions of the old Greek city. There may be a few surprises left but they aren't likely to find anything dramatic such as Cleopatra's palace. A small city, Thonis or Heracleion, was recently discovered not far from Alexandria.
- 7 months ago
Hard to say, depends on how much erosion as eaten away at it. May not find out much aobut it.
- RICHARDLv 67 months ago
I don’t think she would like that at all. She would probably blame Trump.