Heracleion, a very prosperous and a known city had been engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had also been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC historian. He had told a wonderful tale of Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world, who had launched a thousand ships, traveled to Heracleion, then a port of ‘great wealth’, with her glamorous Trojan lover, Paris.
The Team Retrieves The Statue Of The God Hapi
Ancient artifacts were recovered.
A red granite sculpture of a Ptolemaic queen
A gold vessel, which is a shallow dish used throughout the Hellenistic world for drinking.
A bronze statuette of a Pharaoh of the 26th dynasty
An Ancient Lamp which was discovered during the search.
The god Hapi was the god of the flooding of the Nile, a symbol of abundance and fertility.
A 1.9m stele of Thonis-Heracleion, commissioned by Nectanebo I (378-362 BC)
This just goes to show there is a lot to our planet that we haven’t even began to explore yet. Unfortunately, most of these places only exist underwater.