Dick Hanscom of Alaska forwarded this Daily Mail item about the recovery of some ancient gold coins at the "Atlantis of Egypt" underwater archeological site.
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.
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.
A votive bark, or boat, depicting the pharaonic god Osiris, was found at the site of the submerged ancient city of Heracleion, dubbed the Atlantis of Egypt. Enormous statues, golden jewellery and
hieroglyphic tablets have previously been uncovered at the location.
To read the complete article, see:
2,000-year-old Roman shipwrecks with stunning gold coins and a 'royal head
of crystal' are discovered off the coast of Alexandria (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5104297/Archeologists-Roman-shipwrecks-Egypts-north-coast.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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