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What Scientists Found Deep In The Ocean Is Unbelievable
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The ancient city of Heracleion was thought to be lost long ago, but diver Franck Goddio found it. Several statures and beautiful artifacts were discovered intact.

What a great discovery!  


Quote:Off the coast of Egypt divers have discovered something that was thought to be lost a long time ago. It was said that the ancient city of Heracleion was lost under the sea for good. Well 1200 years later, off the bay of Aboukir, this ancient city has finally been discovered. The city dates back to the 6th century B.C. and holds some of the most beautiful artifacts you could imagine. Things like grand statues of gods and goddesses standing well over 15 feet tall and carved out of red granite, treasures of gold and rare stones, elaborate temples and enormous tablets. This find is enormous in the historical preservation community and has been commissioned by museums around the world. Take a look at this incredible city found underwater.

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Here is the head of a statue carved out of red granite depicting the god Hapi. Hapi is known as the god of the flooding of the Nile. Hapi is a symbol of abundance and fertility and has never been discovered at such a large-scale before.


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Here the pharaoh, the queen and the god Hapi are laid on the barge next to a temple stele. The stele dates back to the 2nd century B.C.. It was found broken into 17 pieces however all were found and placed back together.



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In the reflection of this divers mask we see a bronze statue of the god Osiris. The crown is the typical insignia of power and this statue has eyes adorned with gold sheets. 


There are many more pictures of what they found, but due to the size, please click here to view the rest.




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Stunning find Mystic.
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So now we know where Gordi dumped all his garden gnomes   minusculebiggrin
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(10-13-2017, 04:40 PM)Wallfire Wrote: So now we know where Gordi dumped all his garden gnomes   minusculebiggrin

Hey... if they want to return them to me.... That'd be fine!
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