We have talked about many strange and unexplainable things we have found in Egypt. It is also home to one the most puzzling structures on the planet, erosion from an undetermined history, indications for far greater antiquity, as well its many mysterious creations.
There are still many interesting parts to this once-thriving civilisation’s home, which have yet to be told. One of these sites is being excavated is the once-lost, but now drowned Heracleion.
It was long believed to have been mythological. Herodotus described it as a city of extraordinary wealth. Helen of Troy visited the place, and Paris, her lover, but she was mysteriously buried beneath the sea.
Recent discoveries have proven that Heracleion actually exists. It was discovered after over a decade of exploration and investigation in the area.
By discovering many of the city’s riches, archaeologists were able to paint a picture about life in this area.
Although the mythical city was thought to have been long dead, its amazing discovery led academics to propose a date for its possible submersion. It is certain that the city vanished under the Mediterranean waves 1,200 years ago.
They have found the remains of 64 ships, several gold coins and huge 16-foot sculptures. There are also hundreds of smaller statues of minor gods, which have been discovered at the bottom.
Also, stone slabs in Ancient Egyptian engraving have been found.
Divers discovered numerous miniature limestone sarcophagi recently, which were believed to once have housed mummified animals that were placed there to please the gods.
Dr. Damian Robinson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology (University of Oxford), is part of an excavation team.
It is beautiful. We are now exploring some of its most intriguing areas to try to understand the life there. We are gaining a richer picture of things such as the trade and structure of the Egyptian marine economy in the late era. The Phoenicians and Greece were the main sources of items. End of quote.
Another arrow in the once-magnificent civilization’s arsenal. We’ll keep our readers updated on any puzzling discoveries.