Professional Divers Have Discovered A Whole Underwater World In Egypt

5. Soil Erosion Disaster

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The Heracleion site is incredible and will be excavated for decades. So far they found 64 ships, 16-foot-tall statues, 700 anchors and hundreds of gold coins and other artifacts. Goddio thinks the site is even older than Alexandria and was probably founded around the 8th century BC. It was felled by several natural disasters, including serious soil erosion that finally saw it collapse into the sea around the year 700.

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