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Heracleion – The Ancient Sunken Egyptian City





Thonis-Heracleion, was an ancient Egyptian city, and was the main port of entry to the Mediterranean Sea
The ruinso of honis-Heracleion located in Abu Qir Bay, currently 2.5 km off the coast.






Thonis-Heracleion known by both its Egyptian and Greek names.Its legendary beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC, and also mentioned by ancient Greek historians. Its importance grew particularly during the waning days of the Pharaohs.




In 2000, archaeologist Franck Goddio, discovered the city under the sea




Thonis-Heracleion was said to be visited by Paris and Helen of Troy before the Trojan war broke or begin




Thonis - Heracleion sank into the depths of the sea in the 3rd century, there are therories that the excessive weight of the city contributed to its sinking.









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GDDIO/HILTI FOUNDATION & PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOPH GERIK.




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