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1,200 Year-Old Ancient Egyptian City Discovered Underwater

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Even in 2015 there are still many things we are yet to learn about the world around us and its history, as this discovery made in 2013 proves. Archaeologists made an incredible discovery when they came across the Ancient Egyptian City Heracleion, a place that was previously thought to be a legend and was visited by Herodotus, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris and was once the go to port for any ships travelling from Greece to Egypt.

The city was also known as Thonis by the greeks and is thought to have been lost for more than 1,200 years until it was found in the Aboukir Bay, Egypt, part of a 11 by 15 kilometre research area.

In total researchers found more than 60 ships that had been buried in the thick clay of the seas floor. They also discovered gold coins, large weights made from bronze, stone and giant 16-ft tall statues depicting ancient greek gods. They also discovered stone inscribed with ancient Egyptian and Greek writing. Check out some of the amazing discoveries in the pictures and video below.

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Photos by Franck Goddio

h/t telegraph