Lost Egyptian City of Thonis-Heracleion

Heracleion, also known as Thonis, was basically an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria whose ruins are located in Abu Qir Bay, currently 2.5 km off the coast, under 10 m (30 ft) of water. Its legendary beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC, and it is mentioned by ancient Greek historians. During the waning days of the Pharaohs – the late period, it was Egypt’s main port for international trade and collection of taxes. Continue reading for more cool photos.

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