By the 8th century AD, the sea had reclaimed the cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus and they lay hidden below the seabed for centuries. This smiling statue being hoisted from the sea bed is the god Hapy who symbolised the flooding of the Nile.
Sirius~~The ancient Egyptians saw Sirius as a giver of life for it always reappeared at the time of the annual flooding of the Nile. When the star sank in the west and disappeared from the night sky, it remained hidden for 70 days before emerging in the east in the morning. This was viewed as a time of death and rebirth.
People walk by the Templo de Debod in Madrid. It is one of very few early Egyptian temples visible outside that country and was given to Spain in 1960 in a bid to save it from flood damage when the Aswan dam was built across the Nile.
A security guard walks by the Temple of Debod in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 7, 2014. The Temple of Debod, one of Madrid’s oldest buildings, is one of the very few early Egyptian temples visible outside of Egypt, after it was given to Spain in 1960 in a bid to save it from flood damage when the Aswan dam was built across the river Nile. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)