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8 Giant Historical Objects That Have Crossed the World

Mental Floss - 25 Sep 2018
From small coins and lamps to an over-12,000-pound sculpture of a king, each is a relic of the drowned city of Thonis-Heracleion. The major Egyptian port was founded around the 7th century BCE, and likely abandoned due to rising sea levels and ...

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 ...

Sunken treasures are among this fall's exhibits at Twin Cities museums

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 09 Sep 2018
The ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion — a major port and Egypt's premier center for trade with the Greek world — and neighboring community Canopus once stood on Egypt's north coast. But by 800 C.E., soil liquefaction, natural disasters and the rising ...

Three giants from Egypt make their way to Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 13 Sep 2018
“Egypt's Sunken Cities,” opening Nov. 4, is on its way to the Minneapolis Institute of Art after three stops in Europe and its U.S. debut at the St. Louis Art Museum. The exhibition centers on the ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion, which once was the ...

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 Lost City of Heracleion

Atlas Obscura - 06 Mar 2016
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 ...

Explore Egypt's lost worlds

The Edwardsville Intelligencer - 11 Jan 2018
Objects range from the colossal sculptures to precious gold coins and jewelry, bronze vessels, objects inscribed in the ancient Egyptian or Greek languages, and statues from the sunken and forgotten ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus.

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 ...

Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds

Antiques and the Arts Online - 22 May 2018
Bronze statuette of a pharaoh, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay, Egypt, 30th–26th dynasty, height 8-1/16 inches (SCA 1305). IEASM Excavations. By Karla Klein Albertson. ST LOUIS, MO. – While historians expect shipwrecks to be found on the ocean floor ...

Lost city of Heracleion gives up its secrets

Telegraph.co.uk - 28 Apr 2013
Last month archaeologists from around the world gathered at the University of Oxford to discuss the discoveries starting to emerge from the treasures found in Heracleion, named for Hercules, who legend claimed had been there. It was also mentioned ...

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 ...

The lost underwater city of Thonis-Heracleion – video

The Guardian - 15 Aug 2016
The lost city of Thonis-Heracleion was discovered by renowned archaeologist Franck Goddio in 2000. Known as ancient Egypt's gateway to the Mediterranean and named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was Egypt's main port for ...

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