This statue of Hapy (god of the Nile) had been submerged under the waves for more than 2500 years. Now - it has risen once more.

The lost city of Heracleion used to be a thriving central hub of culture and trade during the 4th century BC Egypt before it was lost underneath rising sea levels. Swallowed whole.

It wasn’t until 1999 when the site was fully excavated and explored and this colossal statue was found under 10 meters of water. The diver gives scale to just how large it is - the biggest statue of Hapy ever found. Now it is above the surface. Standing tall.