Could Carbon Taxes Have Saved This Egyptian City?

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It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port.

Known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to the ancient Eygptians, the city was rediscovered in 2000 by French underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a team from the European Institute for Underwater Acheology (IEASM) after a four-year geophysical survey. The ruins of the lost city were found 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.

Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea Seriously, For Real?

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5 Responses to Could Carbon Taxes Have Saved This Egyptian City?

  1. lance says:

    obviously no taxes were put in place, thus they paid for their sins…. /sarc…

  2. Bruce says:

    “The ruins of the lost city were found 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea”

    The contemporaneous Roman port of Ephesus, which is on the other side of the sea from Heracleion, is now about 3m above sea level.

    So global warming is not causing the sea level to rise, its causing the planet to tip over.

    I demand that Obama takes action to stop the planet from tipping over even more! Its worse than we thought.

    (/sarc, needless to say)

    • Marian says:

      LOL.

      Obama promises he can go back in time and bring back Ancient Civilizations. Sumerians, Hitites,Aztec, Incas, etc because he’ll prevent all weather /climate disasters that befell on them. And when he’s done that. He’ll have to declare a wider war on terrorism against these civilizations just incase.

  3. Lou says:

    Hmm… that awfully looks like Ramses statues in Egypt. Looks like granite stone too. Very difficult stone to work with. How they did it is mind boggling because no “mainstream” archaeologists have yet figured out how they did that using primitive tools with such precise.

  4. Blade says:

    So the seas have engulfed parts of Egypt. Quite ironic that a society that utilized slave labor instead of evil machinery to build enormous structures still was swallowed by sea-level rise. … Or perhaps … if they only had fossil fuel powered machinery they would have been able to rescue these sites themselves by building seawalls and drainage or even just moving everything inland. A solution that apparently escapes the minds of today’s AGW cultists ( who believe the answer is to de-industrialize back to Egypt era technology instead! ). Oh the irony!

    P.S. That is quite a nice photo! The longevity of that civilization and durability of its monuments is still amazing us daily. However, our own destiny seems on a trajectory intent on mirroring Greece and Rome instead.

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