Warship wreck found in Egypt’s ancient port

Divers in Egypt exploring the ancient sunken port city of Thonis-Heraklion have discovered the wreck of a warship buried in the seabed for more than 2,000 years.

The Egyptian-French team says the flat-bottomed vessel, with oars and a wide sail, sank while moored next to a temple which collapsed into the sea in the second century BC.

The city lies a few kilometres off the coast of Alexandria.

Once ancient Egypt’s largest port on the Mediterranean, Thonis-Heraklion eventually sank after being battered by a series of earthquakes and tidal waves.

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