PHOTOS: INCREDIBLE Discovery Made by Underwater Archaeologists

There is much that can be learned about the civilizations of antiquity from the recovery and study of their various artifacts.

Sadly, in some areas of the world, there is no respect for the ancient civilizations, and their artifacts are routinely destroyed, lost to the world forever.

However, Western society has a deep reverence for the antiquities, and archaeologists around the world often risk personal death or injury, their careers and reputations, all in a quest to discover the next incredible artifact, and hopefully shed light on the world’s history.

Recently, divers in the Mediterranean Sea made the astonishing discovery of an entire sunken city.

While the sunken city isn’t the fabled lost world of Atlantis, it is instead a part of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

According to Opposing Views, archaeologist Frank Goddio and his team made the discovery.

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The team believes that they have found the remains of an ancient Egyptian city called Thonis-Heracleion.

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This sunken city was lost more than 1,000 years ago.

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Thonis-Heracleion was a port city in Egypt that was founded back in the 8th century B.C.E.

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It is assumed that the city was destroyed and lost under the water due to a natural disaster of some sort.

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Thankfully, the team of archaeologists not only discovered the sunken city, but numerous amazing artifacts as well.

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Taking exceptionally great care with the fragile pieces of antiquity, the crew uncovered and raised the works of art to the surface.

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They knew, just as everyone else should recognize, that this discovery is a rather important one.

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With this discovery, there is much information that can be gained about this ancient Egyptian city, and their civilization in general.

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Obviously, it will take the team some time to recover everything from the archaeological site, but eventually, their discoveries will likely be placed on display in some famous museum somewhere.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you enjoy seeing amazing artifacts dating back to the civilizations of antiquity, and thank all archaeologists for their hard work and dedication.

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