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The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said: Egyptian and European archaeologists recently found the remains of a large temple and a number of ships and treasures; Like coins and jewelry.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said: Egyptian and European archaeologists recently found the remains of a large temple and a number of ships and treasures; Like coins and jewelry. they have been found beneath the sea of the Nile Delta. The discoveries were made following the launch of the Egyptian and European archeological mission by the European Institute of Maritime Archeology, located at the ruins of two ancient cities of Canopus and Heracleion in the Gulf of Abu Qir in Alexandria.

Divers were swimming in Heraklion, Egypt's ancient city, who discovered some of the relics of the temple's ancient artifacts. Since its discovery in 2000, it has been said that Heracleaun, known as Thonis, was a bustling city and named after the legendary Hercules, who had been visiting the city in ancient times. the Heraclion located on the outskirts of the Nile and neside the Mediterranean, and was built around the 8th century BC. Live Science states that about 1500 years ago, with a large flood, the city went below 150 feet of water.


The head of the Central Antiquities Department, Ehab Fahmi, said in a statement:   All marine research work has been carried out using SSPI, the latest cross-sectional survey device. That shows pictures of archaeological evidence at the seabed or buried beneath the sea. He added: The city was probably out of the water between the 4th century BC and the Islamic era. The mission had discovered part of a destroyed temple inside the southern canal. This is the main temple of the city (Amon Jarb),   In addition to many pottery from the 3rd and 2nd century BC, bronze coins were discovered in the temple from the reign of Ptolemy II and parts of columns, three meters long.

Surveying the site using SSPI led to the discovery of the Port of Heraklion, which included a group of ports that were not previously known. "Head of Mission Franck Goddio explained. Archaeologist in charge, Franck Goddio, said:    Huge statues, inscriptions and architectural elements, jewels and coins and ritual objects show the glory of this ancient city. Archaeologists also discovered the missing part of a ritual boat that had not been discovered in previous excavations. Further discoveries, including coins from Ptolemaic and Byzantine times, as well as rings and earrings from Ptolemaic times, were discovered in Canopus, another sinking city nearby.



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