Egypt lifts huge 'Cleopatra temple' block from sea

A huge granite block thought to have once formed part of a temple pillar in a sunken palace of Cleopatra has been raised from the sea at Alexandria.

The nine-tonne stone, said to be from a temple to the goddess Isis, was lifted by crane out of the waters which have covered the palace for centuries.

It was cut from a slab of red granite quarried in Aswan, some 1,100km (700 miles) to the south, officials say.

via BBC News – Egypt lifts huge ‘Cleopatra temple’ block from sea.

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