This 1,200-Year-Old Secret Was Just Right There On The Ocean Floor The Whole Time

For centuries, scientists have been making discoveries that have changed the way we do things today. When it comes to the environment, there have been a handful of cases of undiscovered land and ancient relics. This is where we find Franck Goddio, who is a former economic adviser for the UN. While he gained his degrees in mathematics and statistics from France’s École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique, he wanted something more out of life. With the help of several individuals, he made a massive discovery that changed one of the most beautiful countries in Africa forever.

10. Early Beginnings


Since the early 1980s, Franck Goddio has been involved with underwater archaeology, and his main inspiration was his grandfather Eric de Bisschop, who invented the modern catamaran. With the formation of the Institut Européen d’archéologie Sous-Marine in 1987, the French native decided working on discoveries of lost cities and shipwrecks.