Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds

The BP exhibition

19 May - 27 November 2016
Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
£16.50, Members/under 16s free

‘spectacular... a show to move you to tears of wonder’
The Times

‘staggeringly beautiful’
Evening Standard

Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres and, with Canopus, was a major centre for worship.

Discover their incredible story, which is transforming our understanding of ancient Egypt and Greece’s remarkable relationship.

£16.50, concessions available, Members/under 16s free


Supported by BP.

Organised with the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous- Marine and the Hilti Foundation.

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Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds

19 May - 27 November 2016

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