Heres an article in IFLScience
7000 year old Sunken Roadway under 5m of water in the Med found by Croatian Underwater Archeology Team
According to a statement released by the University of Zadar, the ancient road once connected Soline to Korčula and may have been in use as early as 7,000 years ago. It looks like the roadway linked two higher settlements that haven't sunk (yet)
Heres an article in IFLScience
I found this on Reddit r/MapPorn (not exactly a reputable location for research) Its a great visualization of how much sea level has changed in near pre-history, and how people were able to walk from Europe to Stone Henge and back.
But the redditors nicked it, via Nat Geo, from the below authors;
Sources: Simon Fitch and Vincent Gaffney, U of Birmingham, UK;
North Sea Paleolandscapes Project
Seeing as I spent over 20 years diving on the most important sunken cities in history as part of the team of legendary Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio, I ought to know what the competition is, right?
But there are a lot of sites with "Submerged Cultural Resources" (as the experts call them) out there, and with new technology and interest, new ones pop up regularly.
Not to mention the plethora of malignant videos and articles offering photoshopped and AI produced images of fantastical underwater scenes that never existed.
So I'm doing some digging, for my own interest, and will be plopping the interesting bits in here as posts.
Step one; A google search of the words "Sunken Cities" results below: Inconceivably, Heracleion did not come in first place! Scandalous!
All of you fans of Marion Ravenscroft, Indiana Jane of the Lao Archaeology Scene, might want to check out this podcast interview on Garrett Hayes site "The Plunge"
"Start living a 10% more adventurous life today" is Garrett's tag line. Ima vouch that Marion has had adventure pegged at 100% for a while now, since back when we were plotting a floating archaeology lab on the Mekong River together
Each week host Garrett Hayes (who will Kick Your Butt) talks to someone who gave themselves permission to do something extraordinary. Listen to Rescue Archaeology in Laos- Marion Ravenscroft interview here.
Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio's Discovery of a Sunken Egyptian City that played a major role in Thousand year old Rituals lead by Egypts Last Pharaoh is revealed in this excellent documentary film. Here is a snip:
Souvenirs de l'exposition « Osiris, mystères engloutis d’Égypte », Institut du Monde arabe, Paris, du 8 septembre 2015 au 6 mars 2016. Cette grande exposition présentait 293 objets dont 250 issus des fouilles sous-marines menées par l’archéologue Franck Goddio auxquels s’ajoutait une quarantaine d'œuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d’Alexandrie. Certaines d'entre elles étaient présentées pour la première fois. L'exposition abordait l’un des grands mythes fondateurs de la civilisation égyptienne: la légende d'Osiris et la célébration des "Mystères d'Osiris" qui commémorait la mort et la renaissance d’Osiris lors de cette importante cérémonie secrète annuelle.
Play the trailer here on Vimeo https://player.vimeo.com/video/408335584
Results from 2019 excavations lead by Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio in Heracleion were published in many magazines and news outlets; including:
Space.com wrote a nice article about the effort to put a robotic lake lander on the Methane Seas of Titan, with input from Ellen Stofan , PI of the Titan Mare Explorer (TiME) project ( and later NASA Chief Scientist).
"The remote lake operations were extremely useful in planning future missions to Titan," Stofan said, referring to the collaborative fieldwork undertaken at the Andean Research station established by Planetary Lake Lander Project PI and Million-View TED Speaker Nathalie Cabrol.
The article gives an easy and encompassing overview of the conception and preparation of robotic research vessels to explore other watery worlds in our solar system.
For posts and photos from the field exploration camp during During Dr. Stofan's visit click Here
My Name is Eric and My Job is Scientific Exploration.
That means I'm lucky enough to join expeditions to excavate sunken cities, climb volcanoes, find missing bombs, and Sail old research vessels, while searching for the mysteries of the natural world.