Archaeologists Have Discovered an Ancient "Sunken City" in Egypt
The find was made by the French-Egyptian mission of the European Institute of Underwater Archeology during excavations in the Gulf of Abu Kir.
Once on this place was the largest Mediterranean port of Egypt - the destroyed and flooded city of Heraklion.
It is believed that the discovered warship sank during an earthquake in the 2nd century BC, being moored near the famous temple of Amun, which was destroyed by tremors.
This 25-meter flat-bottomed oar-sailing vessel complies with the classic shipbuilding rules of the time.
In another part of Heraklion, the remains of a large Greek cemetery from the beginning of the 4th century BC were discovered.
On this occasion, the ministry said: “This discovery perfectly illustrates the presence of the Greek merchants who lived in this city”.
This is not the first high-profile archaeological discovery in Egypt in recent years. A few months ago, a lost "golden city" was discovered near Luxor, founded in the 14th century BC by Pharaoh Amenhotep III.