Archaeologists discover a sunken ancient settlement underwater

Archaeologists studying the 'Egyptian Atlantis' of Heracleion have discovered a sunken ancient Greek temple and treasure-laden boats

7/24/2019 9:45:00 PM

Archaeologists studying the 'Egyptian Atlantis' of Heracleion have discovered a sunken ancient Greek temple and treasure-laden boats

Lost city of Heracleion was lost around 800AD due to flooding and earthquakes and its relics are now submerged under the sea off the Egyptian coast.

The city slumped into the sea some 1,200 years ago but since its discovery in 2000 marine archaeologists have been probing to uncover new parts of the settlements.In the most recent discovery, Egyptian and European divers uncovered the ruin of a temple along with several boats holding treasures like bronze coins and jewellery.

Scroll down for videoThe ruins of an ancient underwater temple have been discovered in the ancient sunken city Heracleion, off Egypt 's north coast, described as Egypt's Atlantis. Granite columns and a Greek temple were found during recent dives and studies to the lost city of Heracleion (pictured)

Using a sophisticated scanning device, they revealed a new part of the city's main temple, which has been completely destroyed.Remains of a smaller Greek temple, complete with ancient columns was found along with pottery from the third and fourth centuries B.C.E. headtopics.com

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