OUT OF EGYPT, AN ANCIENT ROMANCE

"In nature's infinite book of secrecy, a little I can read," says a soothsayer in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. And last week a team of marine archaeologists provided a glimpse of what they contend are lost secrets of the real Antony and Cleopatra: surreal video footage of 2,000-year-old statues and stelae from a site less than 20 ft. underwater. The ruins appear to correspond to a palace in ancient Alexandria--perhaps the love nest of classical history's most powerful lovers, the pair who, the Bard wrote, "kiss'd away Kingdoms." Proof may still be wanting, but the romance has been reburnished.

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