Fertility Figure Iran, 1st century BC The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.
Cleopatra's underwater palace, Alexandria, Egypt. Explorers are diving to view the ruins of the palace from which Cleopatra ruled, before Egypt was conquered by Rome. Earthquakes and tsunamis have buried the ruins underwater.