"Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds"

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
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