Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds WITH FREE DVD (paperback)

    SKU: cmc92372

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    The accompanying paperback (available in hardback) title to the current Museum exhibition, Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds, 19 November 2016 – 27 November 2016 with free DVD.

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    Beneath the waters of Abukir Bay, at the edge of the northwestern Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of once- lost ancient Egyptian cities that sank over 1,200 years ago, but were dramatically rediscovered in the last years of the 20th century.

    Pioneering underwater excavations, begun in 1999 and still underway, are uncovering an array of ancient buildings and artefacts. Temple ruins and monumental statuary, harbour installations (and no fewer than 69 shipwrecks), exquisite jewellery and delicate ceramics are among the intriguing remains of these cities already lifted from the sea.

    Through these extraordinary finds, this book tells the story of how two iconic ancient civilizations, Egypt and Greece, interacted in the late first millennium BC, from the founding of Thonis-Heracleion, Naukratis and Canopus as trading and religious centres to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great, through the ensuing centuries of Ptolemaic (Hellenistic) rule, to the suicide of Cleopatra and the ultimate dominance of Rome.

    Throughout, Greeks and Egyptians lived alongside one another in these lively cities, sharing their politics, religious beliefs, languages and customs. Greek kings adopted the regalia of the pharaoh; ordinary Greek citizens worshipped in Hellenic sanctuaries next to Egyptian temples; and their ancient gods and mythologies became ever more closely intertwined.


    Product code: cmc92372
    Exhibition: Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
    Authors: Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff
    Format: paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    llustrations: 272
    Publication date: May 2016
    Weight: 1.6kg
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