City of Heracleion sunk into the Mediterranean sea 1,200 years ago

City of Heracleion sunk into the Mediterranean sea 1,200 years ago

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Heracleion was an Egyptian city which was lost for 1,200 years. The ruins of were buried in sand  30 feet under the Mediterranean Sea surface in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria. It was revealed in year 2000 by French underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and his team. Archeologists are  uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell  the fantastic story of the port of Heracleion.

Colossal Sunken Statues of Thonis-HeracleionExcavations

 

See also:

Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea – Huffington Post

 


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