Growing up, you’ve probably heard tales about the Sunken City in Egypt. The city was destroyed by earthquakes and sunk deep beneath the waves of the Mediterranean in the 8th century.
The Lost City Of Heracleion, once the largest port in Egypt, was found underwater after more than 2,000 years back in 2000. Its beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC. This city is also said to be linked to the Greek Mythology!
Now, this is where it gets interesting. As soon as the news came out that the “Sunken City” was cited under the ocean, mankind thought it would be a good idea to go to the site and get the huge statues out of the ocean!
The cities beauty and glory, the magnificence of their grand temples and the abundance of historic evidence could be seen in the colossal statues, inscriptions and architectural elements, jewelry and coins, ritual objects and ceramics found. All frozen in time.
Upon seeing these pictures, one can only wonder “how did the civilians look” or “what happened on that fateful day”. Also, the fact that these statues and the remains of the city are still well in-tact is amazing!
People took to social media saying that the statues shouldn’t have been brought back to the surface. “Oh no, put them back! There’s a reason why they sunk. Leave it alone”, one commented. “Why are you bringing them back up?? We don’t know the spirits they harbor”, another said.
I mean, they’re not wrong. We don’t really know the whole backstory about the city. Right now, everyone’s just living off what’s on the internet and folktales, but do we really KNOW the REAL STORY and reason as to why it sunk? Just take a look at the statues. They’re amazingly beautiful but with a tad bit of haunted aura.