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How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

Heracleion, a very prosperous and a known city had been engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had also been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC historian. He had told a wonderful tale of Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world, who had launched a thousand ships, travelled to Heracleion, then a port of ‘great wealth’, with her glamorous Trojan lover, Paris.

Goddess Statue

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

The Team Retrieves The Statue Of The God Hapi

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years
Lost city

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

A red granite sculpture of a Ptolemaic queen

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

A gold vessel, which is a shallow dish used throughout the Hellenistic world for drinking.

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

A bronze statuette of a Pharoah of the 26th dynasty

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

An Ancient Lamp which was discovered during the search.

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

The god Hapi was the god of the flooding of the Nile, a symbol of abundance and fertility.

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

A 1.9m stele of Thonis-Heracleion, commissioned by Nectanebo I (378-362 BC)

How Divers Discovered A Lost City That Had Been Underwater For 1,500 Years

This just goes to show there is a lot to our planet that we haven’t even began to explore yet. Unfortunately, most of these places only exist underwater.

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