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Thonis-Heracleion

20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Sunken City

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...

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Found in the world’s largest graveyard of ancient ships

The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology reveals details of a hitherto unexplored ship from Thonis-Heracleion

Over 70 ancient vessels have been discovered in the sunken port-city of Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt, by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM). That makes it the largest graveyard of ancient ships worldwide. 

Oxford University’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) has now...

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