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Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt’s Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures

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Underwater excavations at the sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion, in the bay of Abu Qir near to Alexandria off Egypt’s North Coast, has uncovered the remains of a military vessel and a funerary complex. 

A Egyptian-French underwater mission, led by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM), are carrying out the excavations.

Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the submerged city of Thônis-Heracleion yielded the remains of a military vessel. The ship sank whilst loading huge blocks from the famed Temple of Amun when it was completely destroyed during a cataclysmic event in the 2nd Century BCE. 

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/07/20/sunken-city-of-thonis-heracleion-in-egypts-abu-qir-bay-yields-new-archaeological-treasures/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/divers-find-second-century-military-ship-sunken-egyptian-city-180978244/

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/egypt-finds-ancient-military-vessel-greek-graves-sunken-city-2021-07-19/

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