Heracleion Lost Egyptian City

Heracleion is an ancient city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. Archeologists are now unearthing the mysteries of this Egyptian city, uncovering incredibly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Its legendary beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC, and it is mentioned by ancient Greek historians. Its importance grew especially during the waning days of the Pharaohs – the late period, when it was Egypt’s main port for international trade and collection of taxes. The city was first rediscovered in the year 2000 by underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a research team from the European Institute for Underwater Acheology (IEASM) after a 4-year geophysical survey. The ruins of the lost city were found approximately 30-feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows crazy homemade pneumatic articulating wings for humans.

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