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Sunken Egyptian city reveals 1,200-year-old secrets
Yahoo News ^ | 1st May 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer

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 it—150 feet beneath the surface of Egypt's Bay of Aboukir—are 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.”'

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: egypt; franckgoddio; godsgravesglyphs; heracleion; thonis

1 posted on 05/01/2013 7:30:36 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman
The finds include 64 ships

Sounds like it was a bad place to park.

2 posted on 05/01/2013 7:41:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 7:44:05 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: the scotsman

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)


4 posted on 05/01/2013 7:45:21 AM PDT by mathprof
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To: mathprof

“...swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700...”


5 posted on 05/01/2013 7:51:37 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: mathprof

And if it was covered by the sea in 700 AD, then it has been a secret for only 700 years.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

Hello?


7 posted on 05/01/2013 7:53:57 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: mathprof
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

The author is saying it became a secret when it vanished in about 700 AD. The math is still bad by 100 years

8 posted on 05/01/2013 7:56:05 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Hello?

Math can be hard.

9 posted on 05/01/2013 7:56:06 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: the scotsman
The finds include 64 CO2-producing, global warming-causing, sea level rise-inducing ships,...<\i>
10 posted on 05/01/2013 7:58:55 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: FatherofFive

publik skewl edumacation


11 posted on 05/01/2013 7:58:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: FatherofFive

Hello?
Math can be hard.

Egyptian math is even harder.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Hello?

:) Doh!

13 posted on 05/01/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
“...swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700...”

What happens in 700 AD should stay in 700 AD.

(The real reason I replied to you is to say that I'm coming around to agree more and more with your FR moniker.)
14 posted on 05/01/2013 8:13:22 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero; SunkenCiv

Sunken?

Sunkenciv is getting his props!


15 posted on 05/01/2013 8:16:14 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mbarker12474

If it was a myth until now....then i would consider it a secret or undiscovered for 2,800 years.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 8:17:44 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: lonevoice

How exciting!


17 posted on 05/01/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: the scotsman

After the new ice age starts...it may no longer be under water...

Owl Gore will still blame man made global warming...


18 posted on 05/01/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: the scotsman

Thanks. I enjoy these types of reports.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: the scotsman
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.

Damn Vikings and their SUVs! Global warming strikes again!

20 posted on 05/01/2013 8:38:57 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Pride in the USA
Yes, it is!

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.

21 posted on 05/01/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks the scotsman.

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


22 posted on 05/01/2013 8:50:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
SUNKEN CIVILIZATIONS HERACLEION IMAGES LINK

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.

23 posted on 05/01/2013 9:39:31 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Come Visit Tasmania!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Amazing stuff at this find.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 4:52:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks Fred Nerks.


25 posted on 05/02/2013 9:23:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Doesn't anybody read Heradotus any more?
26 posted on 05/03/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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