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Abu Qir Bay
المحافظة : Alexandria Governorate
المنطقة : Abu Qir Bay
العصر التاريخي : Multi
نوع الأثر : The wreckage of ships and the remains of sunken cities
مادة الاثر : Multi
الابعاد : Multi
موقع الاكتشاف : Abu Qir Bay
عنوان الموقع الاثرى : It is a marine bay lying about 22 km. to the north of Alexandria Governorate
البعثة العاملة : See working missions
رقم التليفون : Not Found
رقم الفاكس : Not Found
متاح للزيارة : No

توصيف الموقع :

This sunken site consists of the following:

  1. Sunken shipwrecks of Napoleon's fleet such as the site of the command ship "Orient", the site of "La Serieux" and the site of "La Goriet" ships.
  2. Sites of sunken cities like the area of east of Canopus and the city of Heracleion. A pilot from the British Royal Army has noticed in 1933 some huge formations in the shape of horse shoe covering wide areas of the bottom of Abu Qir Bay. Abu Qir is a marine bay located at the east territorial boards of Alexandria Governorate. In collaboration with the fishermen and divers, Prince Omar Toson managed to determine the archeological sites there and a white marble head of a statue of Alexander the Great was extracted. In 1985, a French team helped by Kamel Abu Esa'dat found out sunken shipwrecks from Napoleon's fleet. They extracted guns and ammunitions that were used during the French Campaign in Egypt. Sunken cities were discovered as well, like the city of Heracleion on the north east of Abu Qir shore and the city of Canopus where remains and parts of a temple and statues of Egyptian gods from the Greco Roman and Ptolemaic Eras were also found.