We may have mapped out the vast majority of the globe on land, but an untold number of discoveries still lay hidden beneath the surface of the world’s oceans and seas. When you dive below the waves of any given body of water, there is no telling what you may find hiding there.
Archeologists off of the coast of Egypt recently made a massive discovery, three ships believed to have sunk roughly 2000 years ago. The ships were found by divers off of the northern coast of Egypt near the harbor city of Alexandria.
Researchers believe that the boats date back to the time of Rome’s first Emperor, Augustus. Three coins that we found among the wreckage depict the ancient emperor.
Augustus was also known as Octavian, and he was the heir and adopted son of Julius Caesar, who ruled the Roman empire in and around 27 and 14 BCE.
The ships were found off of the ancient harbor city of Alexandria, a wildly successful shipping city even in ancient times, and there are no historical records or rumors of any missing ships having sunk off the coast. Satellite images show the general location and just how close the ships were to civilization, and it makes you wonder how they managed to stay hidden for two millennia?
Divers also discovered the head of a crystal statue, and they think it depicts the Roman general Marcus Antonius, who is more commonly known as Marc Anthony.
Marc Anthony is most famous for his sordid love affair that he had with the Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. Anthony actually committed suicide by stabbing himself in the heart in 30 BCE, because he believed that Cleopatra had killed herself.
Researchers have reason to believe that they will find a fourth ship associated with the previous three, in the coming years. The area where these ships have been found have produced some of the most spectacular marine finds in recorded history.
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