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Herakleion, main port of the pharaohs, has been the site of an underwater archaeology dig (if it can be called a dig). Items brought up from the site have gone on display for the first time for public viewing. Until it’s discovery last year it was only known about through a few legends and ancient history books. It is believed to have been buried in the Mediterranean some 1000 years ago after an earthquake hit the area. Among the items found is a black tablet where the pharaoh Nektanebos the First (378-362 BC) levied a 10% tax on Greek gods in favor of the goddess Neith.

As many as 20,000 objects are estimated to remain on the sea floor.

This is one of the objects retrieved.