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Did Divers Just Uncover the 'Lost City' of Heracleion?

snopes.com (blog) - 16 Oct 2017
Egypt's lost, sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion (dubbed “Atlantis” by some publications) is thought to have been subsumed by the Mediterranean over time due to soil erosion and rising sea levels, and all but forgotten for several hundred years after ...

Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

CNN - 20 Oct 2017
A place where kings became gods in secret ceremonies, and where the Trojan prince Paris brought the kidnapped Helen of Troy -- if the legends are true. Then, more than 1,200 years ago, the earth moved and the city of Thonis-Heracleion was swallowed by ...

The Most Incredible Undersea Treasures Ever Found

Reader's Digest - 31 May 2018
Heracleion, also called Thonis-Heracleion, was discovered off the coast of Egypt near the mouth of the Nile in 2000 by underwater archaeologist Frank Goddio. The city figures into ancient lore, connected with Heracles of Greek mythology as well as ...

Thonis-Heracleion New York

ChicagoNow (blog) - 11 Nov 2017
As I read articles about Thonis-Heracleion I couldn't help but think of our current disasters. Did a number of soothsayers portend the eventual doom and no one listened? Did Egyptian and Greek scientists tell the local politicians that any day now the ...

Art spotlight: 'Sunken Cities' stuns at SLAM

Student Life - 26 Mar 2018
The exhibition mainly comprises recent discoveries by Goddio's team at the submerged ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. Discovering the first of these cities was especially significant for Egypt, because Thonis and Heracleion were ...

Egyptian, Greek styles swirl in 'Sunken Cities' artifacts

St. Louis Jewish Light - 19 Apr 2018
The first thing that strikes you is the story of the disappearance, discovery and excavation of Thonis-Heracleion, the primary port of entry into Egypt prior to the founding of Alexandria in 331 BCE, and the nearby city of Canopus. Both of these cities ...

The Lost City of Heracleion

Atlas Obscura - 09 Jun 2013
Goddio had finally encountered Thonis-Heracleion, completely submerged 6.5 kilometres off Alexandria's coast. Among the underwater ruins were 64 ships, 700 anchors, a treasure trove of gold coins, statues standing at 16 feet, and most notably the ...

Early look: 'Sunken Cities' exhibit at St. Louis Art Museum

STLtoday.com - 23 Mar 2018
Tarat Zidan of the Egyptian delegation to the St. Louis Art Museum, takes a phone call near a collection of oil lamps discovered in the basins of the underwater city of Thonis-Heracleion on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, as media tours the new Sunken ...

The secrets of a lost Egyptian city were underwater

CNN - 05 May 2016
Likely founded in the 7th century BC, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus acted as major trade hubs between ancient Egypt, Greece and the wider Mediterranean, located as they were at a handy intersection. But circumstances ultimately conspired against them, ...

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