The Egyptian history evidenced a terrible earthquake and tsunami 1400 years ago, which hit the coast of the great city of Alexandria. It drowned the island of Antirhodos, taking down queen Cleopatra’s palace and Alexandria’s old lighthouse.
Let us dive into the history of Egypt; where Antirohodos Island once was. Taking you on a journey evident what’s left of Cleopatra’s sunken palace under the sea of Alexandria.
The brief History Of The Place:
The city of Alexandria was established in 332 BC by Alexander the Great, capturing Egypt in a success to extend his huge realm. After Alexander’s passing, Greek control of Alexandria kept going 300 years until the beginning of Cleopatra’s rule. Queen Cleopatra was a full-blooded Greek and a strong Egyptian Pharaoh. Her palace was breathtaking and spectacular. She ruled Egypt and invested a lot of time and energy making partnerships with Roman leaders to shield Egypt from invasion. Grievously, she ended her own life when she felt her efforts will go on vain, predicting of a roman attack.
The tremor and tsunami that sank the island of Antirhodos happened a couple of hundreds of years after Cleopatra’s passing, annihilating and dispersing the royal palace under around 10 meters of cloudy water in a little bay. Little was known about Cleopatra’s palace until the 1990s, when French paleologist Franck Goddio unearthed the antiquated works of a Greek history specialist named Strabo. Strabo portrayed the incredible city of Alexandria and the island of Antirhodos, which appeared to be situated in an inlet close by the city’s shore. In these works Strabo additionally portrayed Queen Cleopatra’s castle, based on that same island.