Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds 8.30am
- The British Museum |
- Private View |
- Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 08:30 until 10:00
Vanished beneath the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Their discovery is transforming our understanding of the connections between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece. Preserved and buried under the sea, stunning objects range from colossal statues to intricate jewellery. Over the past 20 years archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team have excavated spectacular underwater discoveries using the latest technologies. They will be seen alongside objects from major Egyptian museums.
Audioguide is included and guests are free to remain in the exhibition after it opens to the public at 10am.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.