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Fifteen Treasures of the two Egyptian Atlantis

31 May

TreasuresBritish archaeologists have presented the first results of underwater excavations in the Hellenistic cities of Canopus and Tunis, Heraklion, lowered into the water in the dark ages until the Middle Ages by unknown reasons.
In the Nile Delta around the 5th century BC, there were two major port cities Canopus and Tunis Heraklion-based Greek and Macedonian colonists during the reign of the26th dynasty. These cities have successfully gone through the occupation of Egypt by the Persians, its conquest by Alexander the Great and the transition under the dominion of Rome during the reign of Cleopatra.
About something strange happened in 750-800 years BC – both cities have mysteriously disappeared, lost in the literal sense of the water, and their inhabitants left the two thousand-year policy. The place where the city was built, remained a mystery until the beginning of the millennium, when the British and French archaeologists from the Institute of Underwater Archaeology in Paris started a large-scale excavation in the Nile Delta, in a place called the harbor of Abu Kir.



The excavations on the territory of Canopus and Tunis-Heraklion is still going on, and today, scientists extracted from the Nile bottom of thousands of artifacts, including hundreds of statues, gold and bronze ornaments, as well as 750 anchors and 69 ships sunk or sunk in the sea at shores of these ports.
This week, British archaeologists reported in the British Museum in London, new discoveries that have been made during the excavation of the ancient Egyptian Atlantis in recent years. Among them are several new statues of Pharaohs and Egyptian deities, including a six-meter statue of the goddess Api, controls the dispensing of the Nile, which was installed in the harbor of the city such as the statue of Christ in the Colossus of Rhodes.
In addition to the statues, scientists have found in Canopus and Tunis-Heraklion many artifacts, gold ornaments, plates, and other written documents that tell us about the amazing culture of these cities and Egypt at the time, it combines the features of the ancient Egyptian beliefs and traditions and their Greek counterparts.
Despite more than 15 years of excavations, the reason for leaving these cities under the water remains a mystery to scientists. Many archaeologists associate flooding Canopus and Tunis-Heraklion earthquake in 796 or 797 AD, which destroyed the Pharos lighthouse in Alexandria and that could destabilize the soil in the harbor of Abu Kir and make the city go under water. It is possible that the answer to this question will be in the future  today, scientists have unearthed only 5% of the total area of the Atlantis of antiquity.

 
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