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Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian shipwreck that sank 2,200 years ago when it was hit by falling blocks as temple of Amun was destroyed by a massive earthquake
Daily Mail UK ^ | 26 Jul 2021 | Chris Ciaccia

Posted on 07/27/2021 1:16:39 AM PDT by blueplum

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,200 year-old shipwreck in the Mediterranean sea that sank after it was hit by falling blocks as the temple of Amun was destroyed in an earthquake.

The wreck was discovered - along with the remains of a funerary area - underneath the ancient city of Heracleion, which fell into the water after it was destroyed by earthquakes nearly 1,200 years ago.

Experts have noted that the ship, known as a fast galley, is 25 meters (82ft) long and its body was built with a flat keel, something that was common for navigating the Nile River and the Delta.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: anthropology; atlantis; egypt; heracleion

1 posted on 07/27/2021 1:16:39 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

“The city of Heracleion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centers in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.”

I don’t care what anyone says, Cleopatra was HOT!


2 posted on 07/27/2021 3:56:56 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's, I just don't tell anyone, like most here.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!


3 posted on 07/27/2021 3:57:16 AM PDT by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's, I just don't tell anyone, like most here.)
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To: BobL

The Asp thought so, too.


4 posted on 07/27/2021 4:18:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: blueplum

Why is this on a political forum?


5 posted on 07/27/2021 5:49:46 AM PDT by Sixgun Symphony (uie)
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To: blueplum

Earthquake due to climate change and with rising waters it was easy to get city to fall into water.


6 posted on 07/27/2021 6:49:01 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: BobL

And ruthlessly clever. She was still a teenager when she wooed Julius Caesar.


7 posted on 07/27/2021 10:48:53 AM PDT by attiladhun2
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