Showing posts with label Leukaspis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leukaspis. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ancient city by the sea rises amid Egypt's resorts

Marina is a sprawl of luxury vacation homes where Egypt's wealthy play on the white beaches of the Mediterranean coast. But 2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, boasting villas of merchants grown rich on the wheat and olive trade. The ancient city, known as Leukaspis or Antiphrae, was hidden for centuries after it was nearly wiped out by a fourth century tsunami that devastated the region.

Nearly 25 years after its discovery, Egyptian authorities are preparing to open ancient Leukaspis' tombs, villas and city streets to visitors.

Read more: The Associated Press
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