Lost Egyptian City Found After 1,200 Years

The Egyptian archeology is perhaps the most interesting in the world. Egypt is known to have a very rich and opulent history and background that can be traced down from many centuries ago. Many archeologists around the world are interested to discover the secrets of ancient Egypt. Heracleon is the lost Egyptian city found in 1,200 years, a rare discovery in the history of modern times.

discovered by French underwater archaeologist

The city of Heracleon was just a legend before, wherein it appeared on few ancient text and rare inscriptions. As a matter of fact, no one was expecting or looking for this city because it is just merely a pure legend or hearsay.

Egyptian City

Who would have thought that after 1,200 years, a lost Egyptian city will be discovered from the depths of the sea? For Frank Goddio, a French archeologist, it was a shock because his mission is to look for French warships from the 18th century. He never thought that he can find the city that is just considered as a myths or legends. He first stumbled with a large face submerge from the shadows of water and as he goes further, a wide array of underwater ruins. Some of the notable remains that can be seen in this lost Egyptian city are the temple of god known as Amun-Gereb. Several small sarcophagi that are believed to contained the remains of the animals that are brought as offerings.

The ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion

The artifacts and ruins made from diorite and granite are amazingly preserved. This offers the chance to see what was thousands of years ago on how the people lived during these period. This lost Egyptian city is believed to be the Egypt’s leading city that is known to have a thriving trade city.