The stele of Thonis-Heracleion (1.90m) had been ordered by Pharaoh Nectanebo I (378-362 BC) and is almost identical to the stele of Naukratis in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. The place where it was supposed to be erected is explicitly mentioned: Thonis-Heracleion. ©Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, photo: Christoph Gerigk
“The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off todays coastline”
So has the sea risen or did the port sink? That stele is in remarkable condition. Good post.
This got me thinking about if they ever found chariots in the Red Sea. Appears they found wheels, if true.
-——One of the key questions-——
After the inspection by the insurers and the vessel was declared to be un seaworthy, the vessels were placed in the grave yard for salvage of hardware and other items of use.
Wow, awesome stele. You’ve got to love soft mud!
Nice to see a GGG ping. Wow, that stele is in fantastic condition.
Thank you for reviving this list.
If I weren't
A) swamped with a minimum of seven ongoing archaeological projects at any given time
B) over 3/4 century old...
I'd volunteer to help with it -- but -- I might be more hindrance than help... '-)
All the news that's fit to print?