For over the years, we continue to discover fragments of the past. Different treasures and mysteries have slowly uncovered over time. And now, another mystery has been solved.
What the lost City in Egypt called the ancient city of Heracleion had been believed to be lost for a long time until of course it was recently discovered located off the bay of Aboukir.
The ancient city has been estimated to be around 6th century B.C. Knowing the Egyptian craftsmanship of their gods, the statues found were carved out of red granite, gold, and rare stones.
The city is the home of 15 feet tall statues, beautiful artifacts, finely built temples, and huge tablets. Museums around the world commisioned divers to look for the ancient city.
Diver Franck Giddio found a statue of an Egyptian pharaoh. It stood 16 feet tall and was hand carved by Egyptians some 1200 years ago.
They hauled the carved statue of the Egyptian god Hapi who was the god of the flooding of the Nile. He is also a god of fertility and abundance. The statue of Hapi will now be preserved at the museum to protect this piece of history.
Another statue uncovered was the statue of a queen, the pharaoh and the god Hapi who were laid down together with a temple stele. It was broken, but all 17 pieces were found and were being placed together to form as a whole. These statues date back to 2nd Century B.C.
In the most southern part of the city, a golden plaque was discovered which has greek writings on it, indicating that King Ptolemy III is responsible for developing the area.
The photo below is a diver’s mask looking directly to a statue of the Egyptian god Osiris. His crown has been carved with the insignia of power, and its eyes were covered with gold sheets.
The whole expedition has been documented to record the discovery of this ancient city. On the photo below, it is evident that even the divers had to measure the red granite found deep in the ocean.
An oil lamp was surprisingly still standing that dates back in the 2nd century and is in excellent condition.
Another Stele was discovered, and on the photo below, diver Franck Goddio shows the Egyptian writings on the stele, which explains that it was ordered to be built by Nectanebo I in 378 to 632 B.C. In another photo, it was being lifted up to be displayed in a museum.
There was even a stone full of gold pieces discovered, and the divers are carefully picking the pieces up.
They have uncovered a golden saucer that was probably used for drinking and serving.
Another statue of a Ptolemaic queen was discovered that pretty much looks like Cleopatra in goddess Isis’ clothes.
Another statue made of red granite was found weighing 4 tons.
The head of a pharaoh was lifted up made of red granite.
A statue of a pharaoh that was probably around 26th dynasty was found in a small temple in the ancient city of Heracleion.
It is outstanding craftsmanship how people have been carving their gods, pharaoh, and queens without using modern technology. This makes the find more valuable than any other statue.