A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago. Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.
Panagia Mesopanditissa, (Mediatrice di pace) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute), Venezia | Peacemaker icon said moved during Iconoclasm from Constantinople to Candia (Heraklion), Crete, where it resided in St. Titus Cathedral, revered and processed by both Catholics and Orthodox. Venice ruled Crete from 1204-1669, when Turks vanquished defenders under Francesco Morosini, who carried the icon to Venice in 1670, where it was installed in Santa Maria della Salute. Dated to 1000s.