Our 2021 mission in Thonis-Heracleion has revealed extremely interesting results. Among the finds is a Ptolemaic galley. She sank after being hit by huge blocks from the famed temple of Amun, which was totally destroyed induring a cataclysmic event in the second century BC.
In another part of the city, we discovered remains of a large Greek funerary area covered with sumptuous funerary offerings. They date back to the very first years of the 4th century BC. This discovery beautifully illustrates the presence of Greek merchants and mercenaries who lived in Thonis–Heracleion.
Franck and team
Greek funerary area with offerings