1 May 2013

Thought to be a myth, an 8th century B.C. Egyptian city, Heracleion, was found sunken 150 feet underwater.




Until a decade ago, no one knew if Heracleion, believed to be an ancient harbor city, was fiction or real. Now, reports the Telegraph, the researchers who found it—150 feet beneath the surface of Egypt's Bay of Aboukir—are sharing some of the amazing historical artifacts preserved there.
The finds include 64 ships, 16-foot-tall statues, 700 anchors and countless gold coins and smaller artifacts.
According to underwater archeologist Franck Goddio, credited with having discovered the site, the city was probably built sometime around the 8th century B.C., which makes it older than the famed city of Alexandria. Over the years, it fell victim to a number of natural disasters before being swallowed by the sea, probably around A.D. 700.
“We are just at the beginning of our research,” said Goddio. “We will probably have to continue working for the next 200 years for [it] to be fully revealed and understood.”
It's believed that gradual soil erosion eventually caused Heracleion to fall into the Mediterranean. “It is now clear that a slow movement of subsidence of the soil affected this part of the south-eastern basin of the Mediterranean,” Goddio writes on his site. “The rise in sea level—already observed in antiquity—also contributed significantly to the submergence of the land.”
The Telegraph reports that researchers are beginning to more fully understand what daily life was like in the city, also called “Thonis.” Mainly, they describe it as having served as the main hub for sea traffic entering the region, including all trade from Greece.
“We are getting a rich picture of things like the trade that was going on there and the nature of the maritime economy in the Egyptian late period,” Damian Robinson, director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford, told the Telegraph. Robinson is part of the team that has been busy uncovering artifacts from Heracleion's sunken remains.
“It was the major international trading port for Egypt at this time,” Robinson added. “It is where taxation was taken on import and export duties. All of this was run by the main temple.”
The city is also believed to have had a rich cultural history. Helen was said to have visited it with her lover Paris shortly before the onset of the Trojan War.

20 comments:

  1. Can't wait til they find the ruins of Jewish civilization. Probably find a printing press and ledgers.

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    1. like the 'Great Temple of Solomon' which was really a tabernacle

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  2. Soon to be claimed as an Israeli port by the Zionists in Tel Aviv.

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  3. Dave Mowers1 May 2013 22:43

    "Heracleion" ...but the Greeks did not get their mythology from Egypt and the city is named after Heracles?

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    1. The greeks had been in egypt for well over 500 years before christ, and there were enough there that Alexander the Great was able to easily conquer in 332 BC.

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    2. The Hellenes "discovered" Aeria (Gk. 'Aegyptos', Egypt, meaning 'Land of [the god] Ptah') after the collapse of the Assyrian Empire in 612BC when Mycenaean and Lacedaemonian mercenaries were brought in to defend the place against "nomadic" bandits, newly liberated from the Assyrian police state, as it was a link in an important trade route from the Far East. With these mercenaries came their wives and children. Around 300BC Manetho was commissioned to translate the history of Aeria into Greek for the benefit of the occupying power. According to Manetho, the recorded history of Aeria went back some 36,000 years.

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  4. The statues are an EXACT description of those found in the jewish book of ramacles, lost for centuries.
    When they find them you will see

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  5. before the Khazar "Proselytes" there were never any so-called "Jews" on Earth, and what good news that is.

    NO ONE ON EARTH HAS TO BE A "JEWISH"...knowing the Truth is the way out of the stool sculpture deity cult compound.

    http://www.zippittydodah.com/2013/05/something-that-crawled-out-there-and.html

    a new millenium...without the stool sculpture deity cult compound...

    http://buelahman.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-truth-about-the-origins-of-wwii/

    smells better already.

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  6. Jewry is a sickness within humanity. 109 times these nasty sickos have had to be removed by people around the WORLD. No matter the time in history, location on Earth or people involved the JEW has been a sickness to every Nation they infect. Jewry is the Globalist Anti Christ.

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  7. There is a lot of anger and hatred being posted here against Jewry. It's very good to see this. Hatred is as much a valid and useful emotion as any other. Don't ever let anyone talk you in to the BS "don't be hatin'". Hate is a good thing. It keeps you safe from the sick evil such as Jewry, Queers, Feral Blacks, Violent Latinos......

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    1. Try not to associate hatred for others on the same level as hatred for the (evil amongst the) Jews, or using the modern term, Zionists.

      They are on a level all by themselves. Truly the whole world in in pain due to their meddling, double-dealing and deceitfulness.

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  8. Greeks owned Egypt at the end. Cleopatras, all of them. Empire beget empire, the aristocracy is handed down to this day. The remnants of secret societies comprised of priests (kings) and princes are now apparent in the masons and jesuits. Like it or not, this heritage influenced the creation of "independent" America. You need look no further than the layout of Washington DC streets, the Washington monument, etc. It is not exclusively "Jewish" as is thought, but the Jewish expertise of money scam is quite ancient.

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  9. Yes, we are expected to believe gradual soil erosion put this city under 150 water along with all their ships and gold coins. What baloney.

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  10. It is amazing as to why it is always the Jews that are supposedly singled out from amongst all peoples throughout the ages.

    One has to wonder why...did they do then what they do now?

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  11. Good to see some one else has boned up on the: Khazar LIE ! & these Neanderthal DNA Sociopaths are the writers of history ? Can't wait to see the look on evryones faces when the real history is brought forth. THAT ! is when the Rats will run ! Right off a ciff into a pool of lava if we are lucky. & if they are lucky ! Jews, what a joke ! Lie Lie lie !

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  12. What they found in ancient khemet were black skinned people!

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  13. sounds like pre-flood catastrophe...

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  15. samanthasaysso26 March 2014 11:40

    so if it was believed to be myth and is now found is it possible the same fate fell to another mythical city ATLANTIS?

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