Because of their sensationalism, stories about valuable items (or vampires) being found under water are mainstays in movie plots. Consequently, these types of incidents rarely occur in real life. However, when they do, the world cheers. For this reason, the discovery of Heracleion, a lost Egyptian city, in the Mediterranean Sea amazed global citizens.
Heracleion sank 1200 years ago. Over the past past 15 years, scientists ramped up their search for this forgotten city. The collection of data such as coins, giant statutes, large ships and mummified animals provided clues. They led to the location of this city’s ruins.
The only question now is what sank Heracleion eons ago? Researchers speculate that a combination of a rising sea level and geological phenomena plummeted this city. They think the latter was probably an earthquake followed by a powerful tidal wave. Regardless of the answer, these great minds are excited about their discovery and consider it a modern miracle.
The idea that 12,000 years ago, a community of people walked the city of Heracleion is unbelievable. This truth also serves as a lesson. No one should take their surroundings for granted because Mother Earth may send a wave of water that submerges everything.