Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds – British Museum


On one of my days off I headed to the British Museum to see their exhibition,¬†Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. The exhibition was about the lost cities¬†of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which lay at the mouth of the Nile. Thonis-Heracleion in particular was an incredibly important commercial centre for trade with the Mediterranean world.

The exhibition contained many fascinating exhibits revealing the link between Egyptian and Greek culture and architecture. I particularly liked the fascinating videos showing divers recovering statues and other treasures from the sea.

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