The city, also called Thonis (by the Greeks), vanished from the earth about 1200 years ago, and is now found. The city is located within an overall research area of 11 by 15 kilometres in the western part of today’s Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
The remains of more than 64 ships buried in the thick clay and sand that covers the sea bed
– Gold coins and weights made from bronze and stone
– Giant 16-ft statues along with hundreds of smaller statues of minor gods
– Slabs of stone inscribed in both ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian
– Dozens of small limestone sarcophagi believed to have once contained mummified animals
– Over 700 ancient anchors for ships
Animation of the legendary port of Thonis-Heracleion