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Alexandria Diving featured by Montaza & Mammora Archaeological sites. The site are in a small bay in the eastern part of Alexandria. They overlooked by Montaza Complex. Montaza Maamoura Archaeological sites are a testimony to the evident marine activity. The evident marine activity took place in the region in the period between the 1st and 6th centuries. Taposiris Parva, or the “Small Temple of Osiris” stood once on the small island. The island overlooks the bay from the east. The temple demolished in the 5th century. It was when Christians decided to destroy pagan temples throughout Alexandria. Moreover, the temple also known for its pagan High Priestess, Hypatia of Alexandria and daughter of Theon.
The Geometer who was the last head of the Great Alexandria Library before its destruction. This extraordinary historical figure known to be a talented mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. She shared her knowledge with her followers at the temple. Alexandria Diving includes Sunken cities in Abu Qir. Abu Qir sunken cities lies in Abu Qir in Alexandria. Abu Qir is the Northwest of Alexandria. Over there, the archaeologists explored the sunken cities of Heracleion and Canopus in 1992. Heracleion, also known as Thonis, was an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria. Its ruins located in Abu Qir Bay, currently 2.5 km off the coast, under 10 m (30 ft) of water. Its legendary beginnings goes back to the 12th century BC. It mentioned by ancient Greek historians. Its importance grew particularly during the waning days of the Pharaohs. It was Egypt’s main port for international trade and collection of taxes.
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In fact, Heracleion originally built on some adjoining islands in the Nile Delta. It intersected by canals. Moreover, it possessed many harbors and anchorages. It was the sister city of Naucratis and superseded by Alexandria. Furthermore, it believed that Paris and Helen of Troy stranded in Abu Qir Sunken cities. It was on their flight from the jealous Menelaus. This was before the Trojan war began. Moreover, Menelaus and Helen had stayed there, accommodated by the noble Egyptian Thon and Polydamna. Also, it believed that Heracles himself visited the city and the city gained its name from him. In fact, Abu Qir Sunken cities had a large temple of Khonsou, son of Amun. He known to the Greeks as Herakles.