Skip to comments.Sunken Egyptian city reveals 1,200-year-old secrets
Posted on 05/01/2013 7:30:36 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Until a decade ago, no one knew if Heracleion, believed to be an ancient harbor city, was fiction or real. Now, reports the Telegraph, the researchers who found it150 feet beneath the surface of Egypt's Bay of Aboukirare sharing some of the amazing historical artifacts preserved there.
The finds include 64 ships, 16-foot-tall statues, 700 anchors and countless gold coins and smaller artifacts.
According to underwater archeologist Franck Goddio, credited with having discovered the site, the city was probably built sometime around the 8th century B.C., which makes it older than the famed city of Alexandria. Over the years, it fell victim to a number of natural disasters before being swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700.
We are just at the beginning of our research, said Goddio. We will probably have to continue working for the next 200 years for [it] to be fully revealed and understood.'
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Sounds like it was a bad place to park.
1200 year old secrets? Seems like the author isn’t good at math. If the city is from 800BC then it is 2000+800 = 2800 years old (not 2000 - 800 = 1200)
“...swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700...”
And if it was covered by the sea in 700 AD, then it has been a secret for only 700 years.
The author is saying it became a secret when it vanished in about 700 AD. The math is still bad by 100 years
Math can be hard.
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Math can be hard.
Egyptian math is even harder.
Sunkenciv is getting his props!
If it was a myth until now....then i would consider it a secret or undiscovered for 2,800 years.
After the new ice age starts...it may no longer be under water...
Owl Gore will still blame man made global warming...
Thanks. I enjoy these types of reports.
Damn Vikings and their SUVs! Global warming strikes again!
It also gives me hope that the wish I've frequently expresed for certain countries to simply sink into the ocean could actually happen!
Over the years, it fell victim to a number of natural disasters before being swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700.
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Thanks the scotsman.
Franck Goddio and divers of his team are inspecting the statue of a pharaoh. The colossal statue is of red granite and measures over 5 metres. It was found close to the big temple of sunken Heracleion.
Head of a colossal statue of red granite (5.4 m) representing the god Hapi, which decorated the temple of Heracleion. The god of the flooding of the Nile, symbol of abundance and fertility, has never before been discovered at such a large scale, which points to his importance for the Canopic region.
Franck Goddio with the intact and inscribed Heracleion stele (1.90 m). It was commissioned by Nectanebo I (378-362 BC) and is almost identical to the Naukratis Stele in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The place where it was to be situated is clearly named: Thonis-Heracleion.
Amazing stuff at this find.
Thanks Fred Nerks.
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