Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea
Franck Goddio and his team from IEASM with the help of the Egypstian Supreme Council of Antiquities, have unearthed an incredible find, the Lost Egyptian City of Thonis-Heracleion. Located in around 15 kilometres area of the western part of Akoudir Bay, Franck has found important ancient landmarks of Thonis-Heracleion, such as the grand temple of Amun and his son Khonsou and the harbours once controlling the daily trade, all burried under 30 feet of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea.
Some of the objects recovered from the find, truly illustrate the cities’ beauty and glory, colossal statues, inscriptions and architectural elements, jewellery and coins, ritual objects and ceramics. This immense find truly illustrates the importance that this port played at the time and its prosperity.
Known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to the ancient Egyptians, it is a city swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years.