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Research sheds light on ancient Egyptian port


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#1    seeder

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:29 PM

Research sheds light on ancient Egyptian port and ship graveyard

New research into Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken port-city that served as the gateway to Egypt in the first millennium BC, was examined at a recent international conference at the University of Oxford. The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off today’s coastline, was one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Mediterranean before the founding of Alexandria.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:40 PM

Nice article seeder, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Always interested in anything to do with ancient Egypt.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

View Postcormac mac airt, on 06 April 2013 - 11:40 PM, said:

Nice article seeder, thanks for sharing.

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No worries Bud, Im always keen on keeping up with new findings, there must be so much stuff thats not been found, but every new find is a potential revelation and adds to our understanding of the ancients!   :tu:

View PostHilander, on 06 April 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

Always interested in anything to do with ancient Egypt.

Me too, wish I was an archeologist who could just potter about ancient sites all day, digging up stuff from the ancients!  Especially the underwater stuff !  It'd be so thrilling to make the 'ultimate discovery', whatever that may eventually prove to be!

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Yes, thanks! Love AE and anything underwater too. Very cool!
How awesome to be there and touch it and witness the seabed of huge artifacts. I'd probably hyperventilate and drown.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 07 April 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

Yes, thanks! Love AE and anything underwater too. Very cool!
How awesome to be there and touch it and witness the seabed of huge artifacts. I'd probably hyperventilate and drown.

Hyperventilating whilst diving.....? ...... not the best of ideas methinks. However I can relate, I would too lol

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