It was just an fiction imagination without any evidence of its existence. Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD. They searched for it for centuries but it was never found. I am talking about the ancient city of Heracleion that existed in the 6th century B.C. and is popular by the incredible artifacts that you can’t imagine.
It was believed that this old city’s location is under the sea, and 1200 later this city was finally discovered.
Things like grand statues of gods and goddesses standing well over 15 feet tall and carved out of red granite, treasures of gold and rare stones, elaborate temples and enormous tablets.
Its artifacts now can be found around the world in historical museums.
The biggest statue that was noticed was the enormous hand carved statue of a pharaoh and is 16 feet tall. It represents the god Hapi, that is the god of the flooding of the Nile. Hapi was greatly celebrated among the Egyptians. Some of the titles of Hapi were, Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes and Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation. Hapi was a water and fertility god.
A bronze oil lamp in excellent condition. This dates back to the 2nd century B.C.
Diver Franck Goddio showing off the size of this inscribed stele. This was ordered to be built by Nectanebo I sometime between 378 and 362 B.C
There was also a statue that it’s assumed to be Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III dressed as the goddess Isis.
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