1996 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Stephane Compoint


01 January, 1995

Off the coast, a diver notes the location of a sphinx submerged in seven meters of water. Thought to have been thrown there by an earthquake long ago, the two-ton colossus was discovered near the site of the Pharos, the legendary lighthouse and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. A French archaeological expedition also found remains of the lighthouse itself.

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Stephane Compoint

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