Monday 29 April 2013

Lost City Of Heracleion Gives Up Its Secrets

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For centuries it was thought to be a legend, a city of extraordinary wealth mentioned in Homer, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris, her lover, but apparently buried under the sea. In fact, Heracleion was true, an ancient Egyptian city near modern day Alexandria.

A decade after divers began uncovering its treasures, archaeologists have produced a picture of what life was like in Heracleion in the era of the pharaohs.

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