Video: Sunken Cities at British Museum

Published 19 May 2016

Bettany Hughes ventures into the deep to discover the remarkable story of Egypt’s underwater wonderlands.

The British Museum’s captivating exhibition, Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds, tells the tale of the two ancient metropolises lost to the sea for 1,000 years, and their recent re-discovery. From intricate gold rings to colossal sculptures, the once thriving Greco-Eygptian cities of Thonis-Hercaleion and Canopus are brought back to life through 200 underwater discoveries.

Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds is at British Museum until 27 November, 50% off with a National Art Pass. We asked the show's two curators to share their personal must-see objects with us.

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