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Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio Finds 1,600-Year-Old City that Vanished 1,200 Years Ago
Core77 ^ | June 6, 2013 | hipstomp / Rain Noe

Posted on 06/18/2013 12:45:02 PM PDT by EveningStar

... [Franck Goddio's] results were impressive ... But it was an expedition he undertook in 2000 that really put him on the map, so to speak: He managed to locate Thonis-Heracleion, an ancient port city (built circa 800 B.C.!) that's now completely submerged off the coast of Egypt. The hyphenated name hints at its cosmopolitan nature: The Egyptians called it Thonis, the Greeks, Heracleion after a massive temple to Heracles that once stood at the site ...

(Excerpt) Read more at core77.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Science
KEYWORDS: alexandria; archaeology; egypt; franckgoddio; goddio; godsgravesglyphs; heracleion; thonis; thonisheracleion; underwater
Many photos! :)
1 posted on 06/18/2013 12:45:02 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:45:24 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Cue for Algore to blame global warming.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:47:02 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t know why but the photos made me sad.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: EveningStar
The Egyptian Islamists want to destroy it

but they don`t know how to swim.

5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: EveningStar

Sensible ping. What could interest SunkenCiv more than the discovery of a sunken civilization?


6 posted on 06/18/2013 12:57:39 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: EveningStar

Uh Maze Een!!!


7 posted on 06/18/2013 12:58:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EveningStar

Can we re-create the events with DC and its’ residents?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 1:01:04 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: MeganC

Cue for Algore to blame global warming.

or bad location


9 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:34 PM PDT by molson209
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To: EveningStar

As a scuba diver myself i cannot even IMAGINE coming upon that find. Just diving down to the Christus off of Key Largo gives me a thrill!


10 posted on 06/18/2013 1:36:33 PM PDT by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: EveningStar

Very interesting. Thanks for posting this. Let’s hope it survives modern Egypt.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: EveningStar

Incredibly beautiful finds.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 5:49:11 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: EveningStar; Pollster1; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks EveningStar and Pollster1.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 6:51:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: EveningStar
For anyone interested, there's another website for Goddio:

Franck Goddio

If you click on "The Latest News" link, you can sign up for the newsletter.

14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SunkenCiv

Amazing and incredibly well-preserved artifacts abound in the pictures at the link.

You know that I’m always complaining about the lack of pictures in the archeology threads, but this article is the jackpot.

Thank you for the ping, Mr. Civilizations.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:31:41 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks TOL. I should check those out.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:33:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

[smiles]


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:36:11 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv

800 AD also coincides with the beginning of the medieval warm.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:37:59 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Pollster1

Heh, here’s page two:

http://www.franckgoddio.org/projects/sunken-civilizations/introduction.html


19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:39:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TheOldLady

I really liked that pic of the submerged stele. Spectacular preservation.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:42:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: EveningStar

The pictures are amazing; this guy REALLY hit the jackpot.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 7:48:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SunkenCiv

Really! The stele looks as if someone tossed it in there yesterday.

The translation of the hieroglyphs should be relatively easy since they are so clear.

I hope it’s not someone’s grocery list! ;-)

Scathing political commentary might be nice, or perhaps the revelation that their pharaoh is a god.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 5:07:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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