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20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Sunken City

Franck presenting the stele of Thonis-Heracleion in 2000 after its raising from the seabed. Photo: Christoph Gerigk©Franck Goddi/Hilti Foundation

This month marks the 20th anniversary of our discovery of Thonis-Heracleion During the last two decades my team and I have resumed our research in this sunken city each year and we were able to gather fascinating new information on ancient civilizations. 

We feel honoured to be able to explore such a rare underwater archaeological site. For us, it is still a dream come true and based on today's research results we are far from finishing the work there. I would guess that we have discovered only about  five percent of the whole city so far. 

There is a video on our YouTube channel about how we succeeded in discovering Thonis-Heracleion.