We have discussed several unusual and unexplainable things found in Egypt. It is home to one of the most baffling constructions on the globe, as well as erosion from an unknown history, indications of far greater antiquity, and, of course, its numerous unexplained creations.
However, there are many fascinating parts of this once-thriving civilization’s home that have yet to be recounted. The once-lost, drowned city of Heracleion is one such site that is currently being excavated.
It was a town long supposed to be mythological, a city of amazing richness recounted by Herodotus, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris her lover, but inexplicably buried under the sea, according to tradition.
Recent discoveries have revealed that Heracleion was true, not only that it existed, but that after more than a decade of investigation and exploration inside the area, diverse believe that they actually know where it is.
Archaeologists have been able to create a picture of what life was like in this city during its existence by successfully discovering many of its riches.
Although it had long been thought to be mythical, upon its remarkable discovery, the same academics promptly proposed a date for its apparent submersion. Without a doubt, the city vanished beneath the Mediterranean waves some 1,200 years ago.
So far, they have unearthed the remnants of more than 64 ships, several gold coins, and giant 16-foot sculptures that have been uncovered and brought to the surface, as well as hundreds of smaller statues of minor gods that have been located on the bottom.
Stone slabs engraved in Ancient Egyptian have also been discovered.
Divers recently discovered dozens of miniature limestone sarcophagi, which are said to have once housed mummified animals placed there to satisfy the gods.
Dr. Damian Robinson, director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford, who is part of the excavation team, stated, quote, “We are excavating a major city.”
The site has been beautifully preserved. “We’re now looking at some of the more intriguing locations within it to attempt to understand life there.” “We’re getting a rich picture of things like the trade that was going on there and the structure of the marine economy in the Egyptian late era.” There were items arriving from Greece and the Phoenicians.” End of quote.
Another arrow in the once-magnificent civilization’s quiver, we’ll keep you updated on any puzzling discoveries.