The lost city of Atlantis


Has the lost city of Atlantis really been found? Has it been buried for over 1,200 Years Under Sea?

On the article page the television crew used archaeological survey data to construct a computer model of the city. The ancient Greeks were divided as to whether Plato’s story was to be taken as history or mere metaphor. Since the 19th century there has been renewed interest in linking Plato’s Atlantis to historical locations, most commonly the Greek island of Santorini, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 1,600 B.C.
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The city of Atlantis is a legendary “lost” island subcontinent often idealized as an advanced, utopian society holding wisdom that could bring world peace. I do wonder about that.
Could it be that these photos that have been
swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years be from the city of Atlantis? Questions like these have always made me wonder, what can we learn from these discoveries?

(Full Documentary HD)

Has Edgar Casey prophecy come thru? We do live in very turbulent times.

The discovery

12 years ago, underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a team from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) after a four-year geophysical survey. He was searching the Egyptian coastline for French warships from the 18th century battle of the Nile, but instead stumbled across the treasures of the lost city. He unearth the mysteries of Heracleion, ( an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria) and uncovered amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. These divers must have been really amazed what they found. For centuries, Heracleion was believed to be a legend, much like the fabled city of Atlantis.
6c2382a9ddThe ruins of the lost city were found 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.
A new documentary highlights the major discoveries that have been unearthed at Thonis-Heracleion during a 13-year excavation. Exciting archaeological finds help describe an ancient city that was not only a vital international trade hub but possibly an important religious center.
After removing layers of sand and mud, divers discovered evidence of extraordinary wealth, painting a picture of what life was like in Heracleion, believed to have been at the center of Mediterranean trade more than 1,000 years ago.

stone slap

Uncovered: Marine archaeologist Frank Goddio shows a stone slap from Heracleion,next to a statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis, found in the sunken city.

This discovery made me wonder; what would they find 1,000 years from now on about our civilization?
statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis

According to the Telegraph, leading research now suggests that Thonis-Heracleion served as a mandatory port of entry for trade between the Mediterranean and the Nile. So far, 64 ancient shipwrecks and more than 700 anchors have been unearthed from the mud of the bay.

Giant 16ft statues have been reassembled on the seabed 150ft below the surface before being brought ashore, as well as hundreds of smaller statues of Egyptian gods.

Other finds include stone blocks with both Greek and Ancient Egyptian inscriptions and dozens of sarcophagi believed to have contained mummified animals offered as sacrifices to Amun-Gereb.

 

So far, 64 ancient shipwrecks and more than 700 anchors have been unearthed from the mud of the bay, the news outlet notes. Other findings include gold coins, weights from Athens (which have never before been found at an Egyptian site) and giant tablets inscribed in ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian.
Researchers think that these artifacts point to the city’s prominence as a bustling trade hub. Researchers have also uncovered a variety of religious artifacts in the sunken city, including 16-foot stone sculptures thought to have adorned the city’s central temple and limestone sarcophagi that are believed to have contained mummified animals.

Experts have marveled at the variety of artifacts found and have been equally impressed by how well preserved they are.
“The archaeological evidence is simply overwhelming,” Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, a University of Oxford archaeologist taking part in the excavation, said in a press release obtained by The Huffington Post.

“By lying untouched and protected by sand on the sea floor for centuries they are brilliantly preserved.”

A panel of experts presented their findings at an Oxford University conference on the Thonis-Heracleion excavation earlier this year. But despite all the excitement over the excavation, one mystery about Thonis-Heracleion remains largely unsolved:

Why exactly did it sink?

Goddio’s team suggests the weight of large buildings on the region’s water-logged clay and sand soil may have caused the city to sink in the wake of an earthquake.

I saw this documentary a couple years ago. This isn’t from 2015, but it is still a good documentary..

All these underwater discoveries are nevertheless very impressive. There is proof that several civilizations have been thriving on our planet, but what destroyed them is still a question unanswered.

We do live in exiting times!

Nadine May

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