Sunken cities Egypt’s lost worlds
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. Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life. They tell stories of political power and popular belief, myth and migration, gods and kings. Journey through centuries of encounters between two celebrated cultures, meeting iconic historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Hadrian and Antinous on the way.
Over the last 20 years, world-renowned archaeologist Franck 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.
Discover the incredible story of the remarkable relationship between the major ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece, unveiled in this monumental new exhibition.
From 19 May – 27 November 2016
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Last entry 80 minutes before closing (10:00AM/05:30PM)
Room 30 at the British Museum,
Great Russell Street, London
In collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Photos: Christoph Gerigk. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.