Marine archaeologists have released never-before-seen photos and video of an ancient Egyptian city swallowed by the sea more than 1,200 years ago.
The well-preserved port city of Heracleion, which now lies in Aboukir Bay northeast of Alexandria, was the port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world and was home to an important temple of Amun.
The ancient Greek writer Herodotus wrote that a great temple was built where the hero Herakles first set foot in Egypt and that Helen of Troy visited the ancient city of Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War.
The underwater city was discovered in 2000, and archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team are now preparing to show their initial finds.
Source: Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation