Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds

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This might turn out to be the most interesting exhibition of the year.

The Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus have recently been rediscovered, having been submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, and this major new exhibition will tell their story.

Before they vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, Canopus was centre of worship of the Egyptian gods, whilst Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt's most important commercial centres for Mediterranean trade. Their recent discovery has transformed our understanding of the connections between Egypt and Greece.

The stunning objects on display will include sacred offerings and ritual objects, colossal statues and pieces of gold jewellery... all buried under the sea for a thousand years.

Archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team have been excavating the site for the last twenty years, and an insight into their work will be included alongside the fascinating objects they found.

 

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