• Archaeologists discover ancient underwater city
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[quote]Marine archaeologists have released never-before-seen photos and video of an ancient Egyptian city swallowed by the sea …[/quote] Source: [url]http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/06/07/09/37/archaeologists-discover-ancient-underwater-city[/url] A little ironic for an Egyptian city. If anything, it should be buried in sand.
Rising sea levels lol
Had me shouting atlantis for a while.
I really want a legitimate "underwater city" someday, would be cool
thats pretty goddamned cool
I actually get the feeling that I DID see them before.
I think I may have heard of Thonis-Heracleion before, but these pictures are literally making me orgasm. The best part is the intact stele that literally names the place it was installed at, allowing us to know exactly what the site was called.
It really is amazing realizing how little we know about our own planet. For all we know, there could be many more of these across the world.
[IMG]http://prod.static9.net.au/~/media/images/2013/june/7/0706_heracleion15_sp.ashx?mw=640&mh=360&bg=black[/IMG] That's really creepy
dibs on the shrine for Cthulhu
Bad: It's under water Good: Humans couldn't mess with it/steal
The city was found 13 years ago.
[I]"Welcome, to Rapture"[/I]
Maybe the Greeks got the idea of Atlantis from this?
So we really did evolve from fish!
Statue of the god of flooding found underwater. Flood?
Part of me expected a New Orleans joke.
[IMG]http://prod.static9.net.au/~/media/images/2013/june/7/0706_heracleion1_sp.ashx?mw=640&mh=360&bg=black[/IMG] ..that is just cool looking. This is like some classic Tomb Raider stuff.
Makes me wonder what else could be buried away beneath the water.
This is actually a little old, i thought I remember seeing this a year ago or so. Never the less it is pretty cool.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
[QUOTE=coldroll5;40965824]Maybe the Greeks got the idea of Atlantis from this?[/QUOTE] the greek philosophers supposedly stole a lot of shit from egyptian philosophy so maybe
Imagine how scary it would be to be diving, and seeing one of those statues. My heart would skip a beat. Something about them is spooky.
[IMG]http://prod.static9.net.au/~/media/images/2013/june/7/0706_heracleion10_sp.ashx?mw=640&mh=360&bg=black[/IMG] Nice boobshot you alleged archeological professionals. :v: Really though, These are some Fantastic findings, all these things are in fantastic shape. I wonder what they could find if they started digging up the seafloor.
[QUOTE=TheHydra;40968309]the greek philosophers supposedly stole a lot of shit from egyptian philosophy so maybe[/QUOTE] It sank around 700 AD, they weren't around for this. (The city is even named for Hercules because it was an important port for Greek ships traveling to Egypt.)
[QUOTE=KILLTHIS;40962990]I actually get the feeling that I DID see them before.[/QUOTE] IPK posted it a while ago
[QUOTE=Roof;40962793]I really want a legitimate "underwater city" someday, would be cool[/QUOTE] Waste of money. But damn it will be pretty fucking cool :v:
[QUOTE=jeimizu;40968738]It sank around 700 AD, they weren't around for this. (The city is even named for Hercules because it was an important port for Greek ships traveling to Egypt.)[/QUOTE] you mean Heracles? not to be a dick, I know it's just his Roman name but the city was called Heracleion, after all also, the stele. commissioned in 378 BC but the rest of the city was built in the 2nd century BC? were they planning on building a city in >80 years time and foresaw that it would need a commemoration?
[QUOTE=DChapsfield;40971821]you mean Heracles? not to be a dick, I know it's just his Roman name but the city was called Heracleion, after all also, the stele. commissioned in 378 BC but the rest of the city was built in the 2nd century BC? were they planning on building a city in >80 years time and foresaw that it would need a commemoration?[/QUOTE] does the stele say it specifically was commissioned in 378, or is it maybe in reference to the city? like some pharaoh said "AND THERE WILL BE A TEMPLE BUILT HERE" and sixty years later it was still on the to-do list
[QUOTE=DChapsfield;40971821]you mean Heracles? not to be a dick, I know it's just his Roman name but the city was called Heracleion, after all also, the stele. commissioned in 378 BC but the rest of the city was built in the 2nd century BC? were they planning on building a city in >80 years time and foresaw that it would need a commemoration?[/QUOTE] [URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracleion[/URL] From the Wikipedia article it sounds like the Greeks named it. It also says the city was known about since at least the 12th century BC, so that might explain the stele. [editline]10th June 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=zeromancer;40969722]Waste of money. But damn it will be pretty fucking cool :v:[/QUOTE] Really cool wastes of money? [URL="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-14/underwater-hotel-to-be-dubais-latest-extravagance"]Dubai's got you covered.[/URL]
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