Discoveries of a Lifetime: Heracleion

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Remainders of the sunken city

4 miles [6.5 kilometers] off the western coastline of Aboukir Bay, Egypt, an underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio along with his IEASM team has made a major discovery. A lost city, once a port called Heracleion.

Statues, coins, jewelry as well as architectural remains were found. 64 ships dating back to the 8th and 2nd century BCE were found beneath the clay and sea bed. It was said to have been submerged by large waves enabled by a combination of sea levels and collapsing sediment.

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This excavation only enlarges the hopes of both Dr. Goddio and his team. The city was founded in the 8th century BCE and sunk in the 8th century CE and Goodio hopes to have this research continue for the next 200 years unfolding the mysteries of the sunken city.

For more information about this amazing discovery CLICK HERE.

Reference:

‘From Legend to Reality: Discovering the Sunken City of Heracleion’ [http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-mysterious-sunken-city-heracleion]

 

For more information about:

The Lost City of Heracleion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleion

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/10022628/Lost-city-of-Heracleion-gives-up-its-secrets.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2013/06/24/an_ancient_city_thought_lost_is_exhumed_from_the_depths_of_the_ocean.html

 

Dr. Frank Goddio and his Research

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

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/events/cleopatra/franck-goddio/

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