Nile Delta

Special n 2016 this imposing five-metre-tall pharaoh was discovered on the seabed at Thonis-Heracleion. (Christoph Gerigk, Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation) photos

Could an ancient Nile Delta shipwreck be an environmental omen for modern-day Egypt?

  • Archaeologists have discovered an ancient ship designed for navigation on the shallow waters of the delta
  • The discovery among the ruins of the sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion serves as a stark environmental warning
By Jonathan Gornall ·