Originally called 'Heracleion' by the Greeks but named 'Thonis' by the ancient Egyptians, the existence of the mythical city was confirmed to be true when in 2000, Dr. Frank Goddio (an underwater archaeologist) made one of the most important discoveries of the 21st century. long with his team from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, he unearthed the lost city, revealing a treasure trove of artifacts and ruins some 30ft under the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, Alexandria. For the past 13 years they have been painstakingly excavating the area, lifting up pieces of history, long since forgotten, from the bottom of the ocean.
This week, following President Barack Obama's announcement that he is in favor of gay marriage in the United States, Sun Media divvied up a nice little infographic showing the varying legal stances toward gay marriage in the Africa and Asia. Judging by the end result, nary a one Sun Media employee has ever looked at a world atlas.
Let's help them out, though:
1) That is not Saudi Arabia, it's Sudan. 2) That is not Sudan, it's Saudi Arabia. 3) Sudan is no longer a single country. 4) That is not Iran, it's the United Arab Emirates and/or Oman. 5) That is not Malaysia, it's the island of Sumatra, which is a part of Indonesia. 6) That is not China, it's Russia (really?). 7) That is not Uganda, it's Antarctica (REALLY?).
Clearly, somebody needs to rethink their cultural standards.