Submerged Ruins Of Ancient Alexandria Will Soon Become The World's First Undersea Museum
This might as well become the next wonder of the world. The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt will transform the submerged ancient ruins of Bay of Alexandria into the world's first underwater museum.
The ruins date back to as early as the 365 AD which will throw open a world of 2,500 stonework, that were submerged due to a series of earthquakes back in the Middle Ages.
Designed by Jacques Rougerie, a French architect, this upcoming museum will consist of tunnels constructed from fiberglass that will connect waterfront galleries to the underwater world. It's from this location from where the tourists will explore the universe beneath.
The Bay of Alexandria spans across a massive 270,000 square foot space. It's been covered under the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
"The museum will reshape the Arab region, as it will be the first of its kind in the world. Undoubtedly it will revive tourism and boost the Egyptian economy after a long recession," said Youssef Khalifa at Lower Egypt Antiquities.