The researchers found the ship in the Mediterranean Sea near a sunken port named Thonis-Heracleion. The discovery was made buy Franck Goddio and a team of the Institut Européen d’Archéologie.
The port, located not far away from the Egyptian Alexandria, was seen as one of the most important ports in ancient Egypt. But because of earthquakes and other natural disasters, Thonis-Heracleion eventually sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
Scientists have since made numerous important discoveries near the former port. This ship, too, was of great importance! Want to know why? Read on on the next page!