Past comprised a lot of things that are considered evidences of our existence. For so many billions of years the world has changed and humans have existed, there are things that are answered and things that are still unknown to our innocence.
And those things complete our whole being as a human. Of course, we wanted to know what’s needed to be known, that is why we are looking for answers, and through the help of brilliant people like researchers. There are so many of them but only some who give justice on their field like underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio.
In a report posted by Diply, “Franck Goddio discovered a lost city deep beneath the waters of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay. Heracleion was an Ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria and is thought to have been founded around the 8th century BC, and after incredible natural catastrophes, the city was lost to the depths of the sea. Prior to this discovery, there was no trace of the city anywhere and it threatened to be that of only myths and legends in our world.”
But like a dream, Franck and his team discovered the lost treasures of Heracleion City. Take a look at their discoveries:
This colossal statue represents the god Hapi. There has never been a statue of Hapi of this size discovered.
Here is a close-up of Hapi.
A Ptolemaic queen, most likely a representation of Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III dressed as goddess Isis, was found.
Inscribed Heracleion stele which was commissioned by Nectanebo I. Look at those beautiful inscriptions.
The stele out of the water. What an incredible find.
Here is a close-up of the Ptolemaic queen. The statue measures 490 cm in height and weighs 4 tons.
A bronze statuette of the 26th dynasty pharaoh.
They strap up the statues to lift them out.
The divers follow it up, making sure that everything is kosher.
Golden dish – a beautiful treasure sparkling below the water’s depths.
Here, the divers inspect the statue of the Pharaoh.
Golden object engraved with Greek text.
This stunning bronze oil lamp.
And gold stones
The giant head of Pharaoh being lifted from the depths. What an incredible sight.
Here, the divers measures a foot from one of the statues.
So many people watching as the statue breaks the surface.
Here is an aerial view of the treasures discovered deep beneath the waters of the temple of Heracleion.
Source Credit: Diply
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