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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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Not sure if this has been posted yet. Tried the search box but it`s not working for me.

Here it goe anyway but mods please remove if it has been posted already.




The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC historian. He had told a wonderful tale of Helen of Troy, who traveled to Heracleion, then a port of 'great wealth', with her Trojan lover, Paris.

When French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio stumbled upon some relics, it led them to one of the greatest finds of the 21st century; a city underwater. The discovery took place when Goddio had been in search of Napoleon’s warships from the 1798 Battle of the Nile, when he had been defeated by Nelson in these very waters, but to his surprise, he stumbled upon this magnificent discovery.


www.sunnyskyz.com...

Amazing statues and artifacts.

Wonder how much more information this can bring about the egyptian past.

They even found Aladin`s lamp, lol
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EDIT: ANOTHER AND MUCH BETTER SOURCE HERE: www.telegraph.co.uk...
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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Calling Slayer! lol.

What a magnificient find. An unidentified Egyptian Pharaoh? An inscribed pillar? It will take years to comb this site, and glean the history from it. It will probably change at least some of what we think we know about Egypt, and its people. I'll bet there are some excited archaeologists and Egyptologists right about now. S&F.



and of course, the lamp.

I'm wondering what that is they're piecing back together.

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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:39 AM
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Wish I could bring the pictures to the thread but nothing working for me at the moment, not sure why ?!?! ...Can`t use the search box, neither upload photos


EDIT: Thank you so much for posting the photos my friend
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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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Wow! This is very cool,and obviously tells that the stories of this city are true!! now if we could only find Atlantis.....



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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That is pretty awesome!

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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Absolutely awesome! This makes you wonder all the more what else have we not discovered? I think we always make the mistake of assuming we know everything about everything then something like this pops up to whet your appetite and imagination for more.

There is no telling what else lies within our waters or under our soil just waiting to be discovered. I look forward to the day when we come upon something akin to a "Grey" civilization. Something completely NOT human, but intelligent.


One can always dream. Thanks for this OP. S&F It's like an Egyptian Atlantis!

ETA - Am I the only one who has watched too much TV and always wonders if we should be removing/moving things like this? In the movies the removal of these statues would be akin to opening a portal to hell.


Yes. My imagination is off the charts.
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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Very interesting find...SnF! I 'm looking forward to seeing the rest
of the treasure as well as the symbolism on that pillar. Can't imagine
what information is contained on the pillar. How exciting... Bloody awesome!


Cheers
Ektar



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Much we dont know and understand about history.
Look forward to the documentary on this when it arrives.
Great find.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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Can someone on here translate what it says?




posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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I love this stuff! for those looking for further reading, here's a link to the discover's site with lots of pictures. This discovery actually goes back to 2000!

Franck Goddio

Another lost and sunken Egyptian city, Aexandria, captured my imagination when I read about it a couple of years ago. There's a great in-depth article by the Smithsonian online.




But archaeologists have tended to give Alexandria the cold shoulder, preferring the more accessible temples of Greece and the rich tombs along the Nile. “There is nothing to hope for at Alexandria,” the English excavator D. G. Hogarth cautioned after a fruitless dig in the 1890s. “You classical archaeologists, who have found so much in Greece or in Asia Minor, forget this city.”

Hogarth was spectacularly wrong. Empereur and other scientists are now uncovering astonishing artifacts and rediscovering the architectural sublimity, economic muscle and intellectual dominance of an urban center that ranked second only to ancient Rome. What may be the world’s oldest surviving university complex has come to light, along with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pharos, the 440-foot-high lighthouse that guided ships safely into the Great Harbour for nearly two millennia. And researchers in wet suits probing the harbor floor are mapping the old quays and the fabled royal quarter, including, just possibly, the palace of that most beguiling of all Alexandrians, Cleopatra. The discoveries are transforming vague legends about Alexandria into proof of its profound influence on the ancient world.



Read more: www.smithsonianmag.com...


Anyone see a good recent documentary on these finds? I'd love to see one.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:09 AM
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Here's some more images and video I found here



More images at the link above.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Rosinitiate
Can someone on here translate what it says?





It says...

Thou silly swimmer who findeth this rock...

Say cheese!




posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:12 AM
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UMMM Wow stunning
O the lamp please dont rub it . Jinn were NOT blue guys with cute little songs .
They were Imprisiond Evil spirits and if relised would used there powers to try to decived .
Ps the point of that being in order for the jinn to be free from his prision he has to find someone to take his place. So poor aladian Gennie I wish I had Power .your wish is granted aladain .
Poof all the power of the univirse In a Ite bite living spaceb .And traped untill you find the next sucker to replace you.
Ps Wile edited for space this is basicly the REAL story of jinn dinn genies.
They were not nice spitirts so rub with causion.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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I read your link. That is an awesome find. Something just didn't sit with me quite right though. You know that old saying "..if it looks to good to be true.."? Maybe my lack of knowledge, but I would think that all of those artifacts being underwater for 1500+ years would have some sort of 'Mother Nature' growing on them.

The bird's eye view of the statues and what appears to be a section of wall on the barge deck. I'm assuming the wall failed at some point, so how did they retrieve that large of a section without breaking the mortar joints? Very clean mortar joints I might add.

The gylphs on that wall underwater. It looks like a scholar had just chiseled them out yesterday.

Also, the gold pan, gold was worth as much then, as it is now. Were they in a hurry to leave and couldn't return?

Your link looks to be a good source for information but it all looks too staged to me.

One last thing while I'm being so critical, I could have very well missed it but "Where's the '..History Changing..' part that's mentioned in the topic's title?



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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I think it says: Bathroom is inside the kitchen, lol

Can`t wait they find out what it says



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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So MSM with it's doom about sea level rising all comes from about 300 bc ...I wonder if the Egyptians blamed it on co2 or the gods ..
nice find op S&F



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Check out Westo's links above. The Smithsonian has a piece written on it.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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I see those broken statues under water and can't help but imagine how they must have broken. I think of how devastating it must have been for them much like Sumatra but on a much higher scale. My heart weeps at the thought of their experience as the earth quaked and the pillars all began to fall. Than the waves if you survived to that point.

A snap shot of the awesomeness and wrath of planet Earth. We should surely take heed.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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WOW, thanks for the videos



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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I would love to see a map of where this was discovered. I think the question is, what cataclysmic event caused this to go to the bottom of the sea.





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