Heracleion (Egypte) : a Lost 1200-Year-Old City Under the Sea

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It's a lost Egyptian city shrouded in mystery that was swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. Archeologists have now unearthed the mythical Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Continue reading for two videos :

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"The archaeological evidence is simply overwhelming," Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, a University of Oxford archeologist taking part in the excavation, said in a press release obtained by The Huffington Post. "By lying untouched and protected by sand on the sea floor for centuries they are brilliantly preserved."