Archaeologists have a keen interest in the ruins and remains of the past, to learn how life used to be in times when our ancestors lived. These changes seem to be a thing of the recent past, even though they took thousands of years to occur. Archaeological studies have revealed many mysteries and these researches have always charmed us, since they are like living legends. Many times the past is shrouded by an enigma since it is hard to come by substantial evidence. History, stored deep down seas and oceans, often gets lost in time and space—no one knows what remains hidden until a maritime archaeologist discovers it.
Frank Goddio, an aquatic explorer, embarked on a research in the Mediterranean Sea, and what he found stunned him. Although he hunts for history, yet this find took him by surprise. In the recesses of the sea, he found remnants of Thonis (also known as Heracleion), the long-lost Egyptian city. These images will tell you how untouched these ruins are, by the ravages of time.
1. An Egyptian city was lost into the sea way back in time, only to be found by marine archaeologists.
2. A port city of the Land of Pyramids from the 8th century B.C. came alive in the present.
3. Studies say that it got submerged in the water in the 8th century A.D. following a series of natural calamities.
4. Sculptures and many other fragments of the city were found and all bore a touch of the time.
5. Tall effigies of Egyptian kings lay safe and undisturbed.
6. The team of archaeologists took special care to bring these statues to the surface so that no damage was caused to these ancient relics.
7. These artifacts say a lot about the time they belong to.
8. The Abu Qir Bay held these remains within itself for several years.
9. This discovery is definitely a milestone in the career of Frank Goddio and his team.
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