News – The Buried Buddhas of Berenike, Egypt

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News – The Buried Buddhas of Berenike, Egypt

Join Lucy Blue as she discusses the ancient Red Sea Port of Berenike in Egypt with Steve Sidebotham, site co-coordinator.  Excavations at this trading hub have been conducted since the mid-90s, discovering evidence that it was connected to extensive areas of the world and was operating for around 800 years since the 3rd century BCE.  According to Steve, greed drove the extensive trade here, but success required help from the gods, and recent work has unearthed Buddhas at the Temples of Isis and Serapis. Listen to learn why headless falcons have also been found and why more remains to be discovered under the sands of the amazing site.  #maritime #archaeology #heritage #egypt #buddhas #isis #serapis #excavations