Lost Egyptian City Found After 1200 Years



Photo of ancient statue

Thonis-Heracleion was a port city, a gateway to Egypt, 1200 years ago. It was almost erased from memory but it lived on in classic literature and inscriptions. It was found once again in 2000.

It was known as a city of extraordinary wealth mentioned by Herodotus, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris, her lover, but said to be buried under the sea.

What was once thought to be legend was real.

Archaeologists are discovering what life was like in the age of the Pharaohs as they explore the ruins of the city under the sea.

Thomis-Heracleion was founded around the 8th century B.C.

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