Creepy old Cleopatra robot will wriggle into your darkest dreams

I'm not sure who built this shudder-worthy automaton of Cleopatra getting nipped by asps, but according to House of Automata, this phantasmagoric clip is from a 1976 documentary on ye olde robots. It looks like a charming conversation piece, particularly if you wish to expedite boring dinner parties. » 9/12/11 3:15pm 9/12/11 3:15pm

See the Submerged Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace in Egypt's Underwater Museum

In a few years, you may be able to see Alexandria the way it once was — deep beneath the sea. The areas of classical Alexandria that contained the ancient world's biggest library along with Cleopatra's palace have sunk beneath the waves, but now it looks as if the United Nations may step in and help Egypt show off… » 9/18/08 10:19am 9/18/08 10:19am