Scientists Find Lost City at Bottom on an Ocean
Ah, the ocean… covering about 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, that’s a whole lot of water. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve only explored a paltry 5% of this mysterious underwater world. Personally, I have a bit of a fear of being in open waters. But fortunately, there are people who dedicate their lives to discovering what lurks beneath the surface. Maybe they’ll find a cool new species of aquatic life, or maybe they’ll find an old boot. If you happen to be Frank Goddio, maybe you’ll find the remnants of an ancient lost city in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt. Wowzers…
Thonis-Heracleion: the sunken city lost thousands of years ago in the Mediterranean Sea!
Thonis-Heracleion was founded in 8th century BC, as a port city for Egypt.
The city was lost to the sea in 8th century AD due to natural disasters.
Along with the lost city, many artifacts and treasures were found…
…such as this enormous statue of a pharaoh!
Bringing up the artifacts was no easy task.
Wow! This is the first time this has been above water in about 1200 years!
What can these ancient relics reveal about our history?
This is truly an extraordinary discovery!
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