Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their amazing discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.
Curators: Aurelia Masson-Berghoff (The British Museum) and Franck Goddio (IEASM)
Scenography: Sylvain Roca & Nicolas Groult, graphism: JADE design, lighting: studio ZNA, digital media: Newangle
- Opening: May 2016
- Location: The British Museum, London
- Area: 1200 m2
- Production: Trustees of The British Museum