Considering that Thonis was a major port of the region at the time, these findings are not surprising.
Although scientists are still unsure about the exact cause of this cataclysm, most believe that a rise in sea level coupled with a sudden collapse of unstable sediment-heavy earth caused the city to carve in and plunge into the abyss.
It took more than 1200 years for the city to be rediscovered.
For such precious archeological findings as the remains of Thonis, conservation of the unearthed objects starts as soon as they reach the boat itself.
The objects are first cleaned, identified and inventoried.
He added that raping women who wear ripped jeans is 'a national duty,' implying that this would not only be what the women deserved but a way for them to learn self-respect.
He said: 'Girls must respect themselves so others respect them.With no concrete physical proof of the city though, it was only natural that doubts about its existence would creep in.But in 2000, a team of scientists famously rediscovered the sunken city after a four-year geophysical survey. Franck Goddio, an Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM) team located the remains of Thonis beneath the waters and mud of Aboukir Bay, about 32 km northeast of Alexandria.) herself, accompanied by her lover Paris, visited the city.Some stipulated, albeit backed with less scientific rigour, that even Hercules set foot on Thonis.The jaw-dropping comments came during a television appearance on satellite channel Al-Assema.