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Egypt: an extremely valuable find from 2000 years ago!

Three wrecks dating back more than 2,000 years, as well as many other ancient artefacts, have been found by archaeologists in coastal waters off Egypt’s north coast. Scientists made their discovery at the bottom of the sea, near the port of Alexandria. The location, which has provided remarkable discoveries for years, has once again revealed
Published: December 18, 2017 - 08:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 16:11
Egypt: an extremely valuable find from 2000 years ago!

Three wrecks dating back more than 2,000 years, as well as many other ancient artefacts, have been found by archaeologists in coastal waters off Egypt’s north coast. Scientists made their discovery at the bottom of the sea, near the port of Alexandria. The location, which has provided remarkable discoveries for years, has once again revealed its secrets.

This time, scientists from the Underwater Archaeology department of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology discovered three Roman shipwrecks, a votive boat of Osiris, gold coins from the time of the Emperor Augustus, and a crystal head most likely representing the face of Mark Antony, who is credited with having an affair with Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt, among other things.

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It was on the basis of the coins, as well as other small objects, that the age of the find and the discovered wrecks from Abu Qir Bay was determined. Work in this location had been carried out since September.

[blockquote style=”2″]”We think there is also a fourth wreck that was carrying a cargo of pottery,” announced Dr Osama Alnahas[/blockquote].

Such suppositions seem to be confirmed also by the planks found nearby, which are most probably fragments of the fourth unit. It was in their vicinity that ceramics, vessels and various pottery were discovered.

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All the discoveries were made in the area of the ancient port of Heraklion, which is well known to archaeologists. For more than three decades the area has been a treasure trove of ancient artefacts.

Dozens of shipwrecks, huge statues of pharaohs and Egyptian deities and many other priceless monuments have been found here in the past.

Source: livescience.com

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