Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City
In the fading days of the Pharaohs, the city of Heracleion was the gateway to Egypt – an opulent and prosperous port city adorned with statues, sphinxes and home to the Temple of Amun. But despite its importance, Heracleion was mysteriously wiped from the face of the Earth, after being consumed by the sea. This lost city lay forgotten beneath the waters of the Mediterranean until the year 2000 when archaeologists discovered the city’s remains six kilometres off the Egyptian coast and only 10 meters under water.
Pristinely preserved, it is an archaeological jewel; an ancient Egyptian city frozen in time.
This fascinating investigation follows a team of maritime archaeologists as they uncover glorious temples, statues, houses, and boats lying perfectly preserved beneath the sea, providing a unique snapshot of Egyptian life over 2,000 years ago. But what caused this sacred city to plunge into the sea?