Mena: Very good news archeologists discovered two Roman ships full of treasure on the coast of Alexandria in Egypt. I cant wait to see the crystal head of the king.
Ancient Roman Shipwrecks Full of Treasure and a 'Royal Head of Crystal' Discovered in Egypt Newsweek Jack Moore ,Newsweek•November 21, 2017 The Egyptian government announced Tuesday that archaeologists have uncovered three sunken, millennia-old shipwrecks off the country's north coast.
The wrecks, filled with ancient artifacts, are Roman and date back when the empire spread over Europe and North Africa.
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They also found a head sculpture carved into crystal, remains of pottery and large pieces of wood, potentially from the ship itself.
The discoveries were made off the coast of the northern city of Alexandria, specifically in its Abu Qir Bay.
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11_21_Alexandria_Shipwreck 11_21_Alexandria_Shipwreck More An Egyptian mission has discovered ships belonging to the Romans that held a treasure trove, such as three gold coins and a crystal head belonging to Roman leaders. Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities
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Augustus succeeded his infamous great-uncle Julius Caesar following the latter's assassination and brought peace and stability to the Greco-Roman world in a lengthy rule of 40 years.
Mostafa Waziri, the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, confirmed the find in a statement posted on the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Facebook page.
The discoveries were made as a result of the work of a joint mission from the Ministry of Antiquities’ Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology.
Osama Al-Nahas, head of the Underwater Archaeology Department at the ministry, told Egyptian news site Al-Ahram that the eastern harbor of Alexandria likely retains many archaeological wonders.
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He said that a fourth shipwreck could still be discovered when the joint mission continues work in the next season in 2018.
11_21_Roman_Coin 11_21_Roman_Coin More One of the Roman coins discovered in the shipwreck. Egyptian Ministry of Anquities
The joint mission began carrying out work in Alexandria’s harbor in September, diving down to the sunken city of Heraclion, which is located underneath Abu Qir Bay.
Since the Arab uprisings of 2011 onward, as tourism declined and looters in the mass protests took it upon themselves to desecrate artifacts and express their opposition to the Egyptian government, Egypt’s antiquity authorities have been keen to display their findings of new treasures and wonders.
Such items stolen included 54 artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the mass unrest against the regime of Hosni Mubarak, and again with his successor and the first democratically elected president in Egypt’s history, Mohamed Morsi.
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2,000-year-old Roman shipwrecks with stunning gold coins and a 'royal head of crystal' are discovered off the coast of Alexandria The finds were made in Abu Qir Bay by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities A crystal bust is believed to depict the famous Roman general Marc Antony Three gold coins dating back to Rome's first emperor, Augustus, were also found Experts believe a fourth wreck may be uncovered at the site next diving season
Mena: this a wonderful discovery on the coast of Alexandria in Egypt. Those artifacts will show that the Roman Empire was composed of many races. The Black, White and Brown races occupied all social classes in the ancient city of Rome and the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was composed of territory in three Continents. Those artifacts will also show the great craftsman ship of Egyptians and Roman artisans.
Experts believe a fourth wreck may be uncovered, following the discovery of large wooden planks and pottery that may have come from the ship’s cargo. This image shows a votive bark, or boat, depicting the pharaonic god Osiris, found at the submerged city of Heracleion
Archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years off the coast of Egypt. Among the haul of artefacts uncovered in the harbour of the city of Alexandria, was a bust that may depict the famous Roman general Marc Antony
Three gold coins dating back to Rome's first emperor, Augustus, who ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD, were also discovered around 12 miles (20 km) off the coast.
The finds were made in Abu Qir Bay, during excavations by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities’ Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology
Enormous statues, golden jewellery and hieroglyphic tablets have previously been uncovered at the site. This image shows a diver securing a 5.4m (18 ft) statue of Hapy, a divine personification of the Nile floods, to be lifted out of the waters
Diver Franck Goddio poses with an inscribed tablet he found in the ruins of Heracleion in Aboukir Bay, Egypt. The slab, which is 1.9m tall, is inscribed with the decree of Saϊs, which levied a tax on imports from Greece