Scientists Just Found Something Unbelievable Deep In The Ocean

We always hear stories about ancient cities like Atlantis that got lost underwaters. These stories are intriguing and they make us wonder about previous civilizations and their way of life, gods, statues and so on. However, it seems like some of those stories are true because a team of expert divers managed to discover something spectacular off the coast of Egypt. I am talking about the lost city of Heracleion. Nonetheless, get ready to be amazed because I am going to show you everything that those divers found.

20. The Lost City of Heracleion

The ancient city of Heracleion is dated back to the 6th century B.C. and it contains some of the world’s most amazing artifacts, statues, jewelry and art. Let’s move on to the next picture and see some myths that surround Heracleion.

19. Mystical City

For many years, people believed Heracleion to be a mystical city. People thought that old gods and other entities live in this ancient city. However, it seems like it was just swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea for more than 1,200 years. What’s interesting is that scientists already know a lot about the city because a Greek philosopher wrote about it in his papers. Check out the upcoming picture to find out what he said.

18. Greek Philosopher

Herodotus is the name of the man who wrote about Heracleion in his papers. He referred to this city many times and he always praised it for its beauty. Herodotus said that Heracleion used to be a prosperous city and that it was the home to an entire civilization. Now, let’s leave the introduction aside and let’s take a look at what the divers managed to pull out of the water.

17. 26th Dynasty Pharaoh

This picture looks like it’s a screenshot from “The Mummy” movie. Nonetheless, what we’re seeing here is a bronze statue of the 26th dynasty pharaoh. As cool as this picture might be, it pales in comparison with what’s coming next.

16. Seven Tons Statue

This statue is huge! Can you imagine how long it must have taken people to hand carve and to move the seven tons statue? Now, this is impressive.

15. 16-Feet Tall Statue

The diver we are seeing in this picture is called Frack Goddio and he is inspecting a huge 16-feet tall statue of a pharaoh. What’s interesting is that this statue is hand carved! The next statue is even more interesting than this one.

14. The God Hapi

This is the head of God Hapi who is also known as the god of the flooding Nile in ancient history. His statue is also hand carved and it is made out of rare red granite. Check out the next picture to see what the divers did with this statue.

13. Bringing the Statue to Surface

The statue is carefully being lifted by divers so that it can be transported to a museum. This is a physical piece of history and the divers are making sure it goes into the right hands. The Heracleion city used to be a travel destination for some of history’s most famous people. Just look at the next picture and see for yourself.

12. Helen of Troy

There are numerous documents which show that Helen of Troy loved to visit Heracleion. That must have been quite a sight. Now, let’s take a look at how big the aforementioned statues look next to people.

11. The God Hapi, Pharaoh and His Queen

Just look at how huge those statues are next to real people. The statue on the left is the God Hapi while the ones on the right are the pharaoh and his queen. This is truly amazing, but what’s coming next is even more shocking.

10. Golden Plaque

This gold plaque is covered in Greek writing and it was used as a signature for foundation deposits directly in the name of the king who did the southern sector of the city, King Ptolemy III. Let’s move on to the next picture and see how meticulous these expert divers are around the Heracleion city.

9. Documenting Everything

The divers know that the city of Heracleion is a valuable piece of history and they meticulously document everything. The picture above shows us how a diver measures the length of a broken statue. Don’t forget to click next because what’s coming is going to shock you.

8. Incredible Stele

Here we can see diver Franck Goddio once again, but this time he is admiring an inscribed stele. This stele was ordered by Nectanebo I somewhere around 378 and 362 B.C. You won’t believe what scary thing the divers found next!!

7. The God Osiris

This reflection of the God Osiris is downright scary! The reason why the statue’s eyes are glowing yellow is because they are covered in gold. This was how people adorned and showed their love for gods. Make sure to check out what’s coming next because it looks amazing.

6. Pulling Out the Stele

Remember the previously inscribed stele? Well, this is how it looks when it’s not underwater. I wonder what those inscriptions say. Maybe someone will be able to translate them even though it’s been more than 1200 years since they were carved. Want to see another artifact that’s also in pristine condition? Then make sure to check out the next picture.

5. Bronze Oil Lamp

I can’t stop from wondering if a Genie will pop up if someone rubs that lamp. That probably won’t happen but the lamp still looks amazing, especially when considering that it dates back to the second century B.C. The next statue will leave you in awe with its beauty!

4. Ptolemaic Queen

The queen we are seeing in this picture is believed to be Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III that is dressed as the Goddess Iris. The statue is stunning and we can be sure that Cleopatra was more than happy with the way it turned out. Let’s move on to the next picture and see what type of plates kings and pharaohs used to eat from.

3. Gold Plates

This shallow gold plate was used by kings and pharaohs. Historians believe that some of history’s most influential people have dined using this kind of plate. If you like gold objects than the next picture is just right up your alley.

2. Gold Fragments

The two divers are inspecting a stone that’s filled with gold fragments! This must have been someone’s treasure, probably a king or noble of some sort since that’s a lot of gold. Get ready for the next artifact because it’s quite scary.

1. Graeco-Egyptian Queen

This scary looking artifact that’s covered in coral reefs used to resemble a beautiful Graeco-Egyptian queen. Talking about scary artifacts, let’s see what the next picture holds in store for us.