Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.
Varnished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canapus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Their amazing rediscovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.
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Over the last 20 years, world-renowned archaeologist Frank Goddio and his team have excavated spectacular underwater discoveries using the latest technologies. They will be seen alongside fascinating objects from major Egyptian museums for the first time in the UK. Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the stunning objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Journey through centuries of encounters between two celebrated cultures, meeting iconic historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Hadrian.
Discover the remarkable relationship between the major ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece in this monumental new exhibition.
Supported by BP. Copyright © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.
The BP Exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Age Restrictions: Children under 16 go FREE but MUST be issued a ticket
Booking Until: 27th Nov 2016
Opening Hours: Available times slots – 10:30am & 3.30pm
Pick Up Point: Please exchange your voucher at the entry point of the museum.
Important Information: Photography with a flash and video recording is permitted in most galleries for private purposes only, using hand-held equipment. Tripods and monopods are not permitted in any part of the Museum.
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