Ancient City Underwater

On December 1st, 2013 Marine archaeologists from France dove into the Nile River in search of  Napoleon's Warships from the Battle of the Nile in 1798. To their surprise, instead of broken masts and battlements they found giant statues, bronze plates and other barnacled artifacts from the ancient civilization of Egypt. They had discovered the long lost city of Heracleion. The Greek writer Herodotus, claimed the city served as a refuge for Helen and Paris during their flight from Greece at the start of the famous Trojan War. In his tale, he described the city as a place of great wealth and prosperity. The discovery of Heracleion marks one of the greatest Archeological finds of the 21st Century. For the full story on the underwater city go to sunnyskyz. And to view more of the ancient civilization of Egypt go to sciencesource.

Great Sphinx and the Chefren Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. Photos at Science Source. GA1143.

Great Sphinx and the Chefren Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. Photos at Science Source. GA1143.

Deir el Bahri Temple in Thebes. Stock at Science Source. BD5893.

Deir el Bahri Temple in Thebes. Stock at Science Source. BD5893.