places of sunken antiquities in Egypt-part2
In addition to the ancient monuments that are found on its land,
Egypt has monuments submerged in its river and seas,
which constitute unique museums, because of their unique nature, confined under the waters of the seas, lakes, and the Nile River
As for the main reasons behind the sinking of these antiquities,
it is the sinking of some ships or buildings or the change in the course of the Nile,
or the factors of slaughtering the beaches, or the fall of artifacts in the water,
and these effects made the whole world talk about it.
In this report, we will review for you the sites of sunken antiquities in Egypt and the world
Aswan in the past, the Nile River maintained its distinctive position as an important means of transport,
between the north and the south, so the artifacts and stones were transported on board ships from the southern quarries to the north,
which is characteristic of the Aswan site of sunken antiquities,
where the Nile River preserves the remains of the sunken ships and the movables they carry or what It fell during transport operations,
as it was found in front of the northern quarry on a rocky pier on which the ships were berthed,
and in front of the southern quarry were found round blocks of sandstone likely to have been a pier used to serve the quarry
Abu Qir Bay includes the site of Abu Qir Bay, the wreck of the ship of the shipwrecked Napoleon Bonaparte fleet, the most important of which is the flagship Orient, Lasrius,
and La Jourier, which was discovered in 1985, and the weapons and ammunition of the French forces were recovered.
The white marble of Alexander the Great.
The city of Heracleum was among the cities discovered,
submerged under the waters northeast of Abu Qir Beach,
in addition to the city of Canopus, which contains a temple with statues of Egyptian gods from the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.
The eastern port belongs to the sunken ruins in the eastern port in Alexandria,
dating back to the Greek and Roman era,
and in 1961 a huge statue of a woman wearing the distinctive dress of the goddess Isis and other artifacts was discovered,
and stone piers also appeared in this area.
Antirodos Island In 1992, the island of Antirudus and the tongue known as the Timonium Peninsula was discovered in the eastern port,
where remains of buildings were found likely to be the theater and the temple of the god Poseidon,
and various archaeological and architectural elements such as statues of the Sphinx,
and a shipwreck dating back to the Roman era
The Gulf of Maamoura is located in the Gulf of Maamoura, the remains of a sunken Roman ship,
and some pottery sherds,
and some amphoras of various styles have also been erected, which is likely to be linked to shipwrecks.
El-Shatby in Alexandria in 1998, the remains of some royal palaces were discovered,
in addition to some temples from the Ptolemaic era,
and there are some indications that confirm the presence of some remains of the Temple of Isis or the palace of Queen Cleopatra VII,
and an engineering mission revealed the remains of pottery, most of the pottery in the style of Amphora dates back to the late Roman era
Qaitbay Citadel: Some monuments were found at the Qaitbay site that surrounded the pillar of the Aswari and was thrown into the port in 1176 AD during the reign of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi to impede the Crusader invasion coming from a tomb,
and it is available for tourists to visit this site, which starts from the edge of the castle directly with a length of 150 m and its depth ranges between 6 and 8 M visit him to enjoy the ancient displays of sunken antiquities,
in addition to the presence of more than 3000 architectural artifacts of pink granite,
gray granite, white marble, black marble with white veins, basalt, quartzite, 7 statues of the Sphinx,
and the wreck of three ships returning To between the third centuries BC. M and the seventh century AD
Saadana Island The coast of the Red Sea witnessed the sinking of several ships throughout ancient times, due to the ruggedness of Alka, in addition to the large number of rocky people that obstruct the ships and cause their collapse.
Ten, and many ceramic, copper, and glass artifacts, thousands of pottery vessels,
and fine Chinese porcelain was extracted from them.
Khufu port is located in Khufu port in Wadi Al-Jarf in the Red Sea, the remains of some facilities left by antiquity,
and distinguished in these facilities that they are in the shape of the Latin letter L with a slightly obtuse angle, and currently part of it appears on a small rocky head, in addition to being found in it under the water on 21 limestone anchors from the Fourth Dynasty
The finding of this port proves that the ancient Egyptians had the experience of establishing seaports since at least the Fourth Dynasty,
and they formed a communication network between the Red Sea coast and the Sinai Peninsula.
The ruins of sunken Egypt circulate around the world 489 rare artifacts from the Museum of Antiquities of the Library of Alexandria, the National Museum of Alexandria, the Greco-Roman Museum, the stores of the sunken antiquities,
and the restoration laboratory in Alexandria. They toured around the world, through a number of tours in European cities,
so that the world could see a part of Mythological and important history from the ancient civilization of Egypt.
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