In the sunken city, scientists have discovered baskets of fruit that are more than 2,000 years old

In the sunken city, scientists have discovered baskets of fruit that are more than 2,000 years old
In the sunken city, scientists have discovered baskets of fruit that are more than 2,000 years old
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In the sunken legendary city of Heraklion, on the coast of Egypt, wicker baskets filled with fruits were discovered, which have survived from the 4th century BC. NS.! Scientists have also found hundreds of ancient ceramic artifacts and bronze treasures in the flooded ruins.

In the sunken legendary city of Heraklion, on the coast of Egypt, wicker baskets filled with fruits were discovered, which have survived from the 4th century BC. NS.! Scientists have also found hundreds of ancient ceramic artifacts and bronze treasures in the flooded ruins.

20 years have passed since the discovery of the sunken city of Heraklion, but scientists were able to study it only 3%

Baskets and other artifacts have remained intact since the city disappeared under water in the 2nd century BC and then sank even deeper in the 13th century AD. Heraklion for centuries remained Egypt's largest port in the Mediterranean until the founding of Alexandria. This city was forgotten for centuries after the earthquakes. In the early 2000s, it was discovered by the marine archaeologist Frank Goddio. Surprisingly, all this time, colossal statues, treasures and ruins of temples were preserved under water off the coast of Egypt. Until now, scientists continue to raise amazing objects from Heraklion.

The newly discovered fruit baskets were a truly amazing find, as they were left untouched for more than 2,000 years, and they remained filled with dum palm fruits and grape seeds.

Scientists suggest that the fruit could have survived to this day due to the fact that the basket itself was in an underground room, which was in a mound about 60 meters long and 8 meters wide. There was also a huge amount of pottery under the mound, and nearby were found bronze artifacts, including mirrors and figurines.

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