The UN cultural agency announced Sept. 4 it will help Egypt build an innovative underwater museum in the Bay of Alexandria on the site of archaeological remains thousands of years old. The idea for a museum, located by Cleopatra’s Palace and the mythical 3rd Century B.C. Alexandria Lighthouse, also known as Pharos, comes amid the growing recognition of the importance of underwater cultural heritage. The first-of-its kind museum will be partly above water and partly submerged, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said. (UN News Service)

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