Divers have made a history-altering discovery under the seas in Egypt.
Atlantis may be the best-known forgotten underwater city, but it’s not the only one.
The ancient city of Heracleion has been unearthed by divers in the Mediterranean and it has unveiled a whole host of secrets.
Treasure from the forgotten city include a 16-foot hand carved statue of a pharaoh of the time, other statues and sculptures made from precious metals not to mention artifacts from the time made from gold, which have incredibly kept there shine over the centuries.
The city was thought to be functional at around the 6th century B.C, and pieces have been found that are thought to date to around 200 years before that.
Amazing pictures show how divers carefully scrutinize the ancient objects, including a head carved from red granite which is thought to be the head of Hapi – ironically the Nile-flooding God. Statues of Hapi are incredibly rare and are much sought after.
Check out the amazing images below and glimpse for yourself:
Among the findings is a plaque made from gold, still shining bright despite being underwater for over 1,000 years.
The special plaque is thought to be a representation of King Ptolemy III’s signature, he lived from 246-222 B.C.
Divers supplying archaeologists with pictures of the underwater site have managed to work out the time scale and the specific details of this ancient civilization.
One of the most amazing pictures from the site shows a diver posing next to a picture of a tablet, adorned with hieroglyphics which are in remarkable condition.
From the markings it was identified as a stele ordered by the pharaoh Nectanebo dating to 378-362 B.C.
Artifacts from this discovery are earmarked for display cabinets all over the world, but owing to how unique many of these pieces are means there will no doubt be a rush to lay claim on them from museums around the world.
Source – Buzznicked