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@Read Pdf ⛅ Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend ⛏ Discovery Books presents Cleopatra s Palace In Search of a Legend a dramatic look at Cleopatra s world based on ancient accounts and modern scholarship Laura Foreman brings Cleopatra s legendary tale to life, from the founding of Alexandria by Alexander the Great, to Cleopatra s ascent to the Egyptian throne amid treachery and betrayal, to her passionate alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and her doomed battle against Octavian But the legend doesn t end there Cleopatra s Palace also presents the astounding recent findings of world renowned underwater explorer Franck Goddio, who, with his team of underwater archaeologists, has succeeded in mapping the Royal Quarter of Ancient Alexandria, long submerged beneath the Mediterranean by cataclysmic earthquakes early in the millennium In a narrative illustrated by exclusive underwater images, the expedition s successes are presented, including the discovery of such artifacts as jewelry, statues, sphinxes, rare pottery, and an ancient shipwreck, as well as architectural remains that were found on the site of this magnificent drama This is a Discovery Channel coffee table book, full of great pictures and an entertaining if not entirely reliable text.As an introduction to Cleopatra you can t do too badly reading this book, but know going into it that the story told here isn t particularly concerned about exploring the truth behind the legend If it s a choice between the dramatic and the probabilistic, the text goes for the most dramatic It s a forgivable move, though, when you have all those great pictures and illustratio This is a Discovery Channel coffee table book, full of great pictures and an entertaining if not entirely reliable text.As an introduction to Cleopatra you can t do too badly reading this book, but know going into it that the story told here isn t particularly concerned about exploring the truth behind the legend If it s a choice between the dramatic and the probabilistic, the text goes for the most dramatic It s a forgivable move, though, when you have all those great pictures and illustrations to surround the tabloid version of Cleo s life.The icing on the cake, and the point, really, for this book existing are the haunting underwater pictures of the Alexandrian harbor where remnants of Cleopatra s world are being found piece by piece The pictures of statues eerily waiting in the murky water, statues that haven t been seen by anyone for at least 1500 years, will send chills up your spine The accompanying text explains how the underwater excavations work, with plenty of pictures to illustrate how items are located, tagged, recovered, copied by silicon molds , etc The book goes a long way towards debunking the idea that all of ancient Alexandria is now underneath the harbor.Great book for the pictures, mostly okay for the text And seeing as how this book came out when the excavations had just started and is already 13 years old, a natural follow up would be Cleopatra The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt That book is essentially a catalog of the items found in the harbor and other locations that have made it into a currently touring museum exhibit focusing on Cleopatra Coffee table perfection Discovery of Ancient Alexandria is chronicled in this well created volume Covering Alexandria before and since the tragic queen walked its beaches.