Ancient gold of lost Egyptian city
going on display
July 31, 2013
Gold, bronze weights, statues and other artifacts from
the Egyptian city of Heracleion, lost underwater to
history for 1,200 years, will soon go on display,
according to an international team of archaeologists.
The city, located near Alexandria at the juncture of the
Nile and the Mediterranean, has been called the most
important Egyptian port during the reign of the later
Physical evidence of the city, mentioned by ancient
Greek historian Herotodus, did not arrive until 2001,
when French archaeologist Franck Goddio found Heracleion
treasures while searching for Napoleon Bonaparte's
warships from the 1798 Battle of Nile.