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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
We will probably have to continue working for the next 200 years for Thonis-Heracleion to be fully revealed and understood.” * Egypt's Sunken City/ A Legend Is Revealed is to be shown on the German television station Arte on Saturday 11 May at 8.15pm ...

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 ...

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, ...

Egyptian Authorities Open Sealed Ptolemaic-Era Sarcophagus

Smithsonian - 05 Jul 2018
Alexandria isn't the only coastal Egyptian city giving up its secrets. In the early 2000s, researchers discovered the legendary city Thonis-Heracleion, the ancient port city at the mouth of the Nile destroyed by an earthquake just a few miles from ...

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 ...

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