Sep 7, 2010

Ancient city of Leukaspis, Egypt to open this month

Egypt plans to open the ancient port city of Leukaspis later this month.

Shown are the restored Roman pillar tombs of Leukaspis a well known Greco-Roman port overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the costal resorts of Marina, Egypt.

A five star hotel is in the background of the photo above.

2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, boasting villas of merchants grown rich on the wheat and olive trade.

Today, it's a sprawl of luxury vacation homes where Egypt's wealthy bask on the white beaches of the Mediterranean coast.