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The Ancient Egyptian Lost City of Heracleion Was Discovered Underwater and Explored After 1,200 Years

The story of the lost city of Atlantis is iconic by now, to say the least. Even if you’re not a conspiracy theorist yourself you most likely know of it already and what it entails.

But the problem with this is that it appears to be one of the only lost cities that are known by the general public. We need to focus our collective knowledge so we can educate the masses on every other city out there too.

One of these is the legendary Heracleion.

Originally an ancient Egyptian city near the Canopic Mouth of the Nile, around 20 miles northeast of Alexandria, Heracleion was by far one of the most beautiful cities for its time.

It was extremely rich; everybody inside of Heracleion had everything that they could ask for.

According to folk tales, however, it was sunken deep inside of the sea to the point where no one expected it to reemerge again.

The first to mention Heracleion was the legendary historian from the 5th century BC, Herodotus, around 1500 years ago. He writes about it, mentioning Helen of Troy and her lover Paris too.

The first to mention Heracleion was the legendary historian from the 5th century BC, Herodotus, around 1500 years ago. He writes about it, mentioning Helen of Troy and her lover Paris too.

Since Heracleion was such a beautiful place, they would run off together to it and frolic around like the little love birds that they were.

It was originally discovered in 2001 by a group of archeologists led by Franck Goddio.

They were searching for Napoleon’s warships from the 1798 Battle of the Nile, so they never expected to make this discovery, to say the least.