I couldn’t resist posting these photos. If you are interested in the underwater archaeology being done off the coast of Alexandria check this book out; Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt. It’s from National Geographic, written by Zahi Hawass and Franck Goddio.
“The place was like a temple of luxury, the likes of which would be difficult to build even in a more corrupt period; the panelled vaults were laden with riches; thick strips of gold hid the wood pieces…The marble was whole, and made the residence shine…Everywhere in the palace was a profusion of onyx on which people walked.”
–Lucan, Pharsalia (circa a.d. 64)
So where is it now?
Most likely…under the sea.