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19 May 2016 | 10:28 AM

Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds

Exhibition opening at the British Museum in London

The exhibition "Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds" with discoveries from our underwater archaeological expeditions off the coast of Egypt is on display at the British Museum in London from 19 May - 27 November 2016. It is the first...

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08 September 2015 | 03:40 PM

Thonis-Heracleion in context

New publication by the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Oxford University’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) has published a new book on Thonis-Heracleion and the archaeology in the Canopic region in Egypt. The volume “Thonis-Heracleion in Context”, edited by Damian Robinson and Franck Goddio,...

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20 August 2015 | 01:56 PM

Osiris. Egypt's Sunken Mysteries

Exhibition featuring latest underwater archaeological discoveries on view in Paris from September 8 on

A fascinating new exhibition featuring latest underwater archaeological discoveries of Franck Goddio and his team will be on display soon: Osiris. Egypt's Sunken Mysteries will open its doors at the Arab World Institute in Paris on September 8th...

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04 August 2015 | 02:15 PM

North East swell

Eric explains the impact of winds on the excavation work

The mission ship and his feluccas, photo: Eric Smith

Our site in the Bay of Abu Kir is exposed to winds from the North East, which bring a large swell to the mother ship and all our smaller feluccas, making working conditions difficult on the surface, and a wet daily ride from the fisherman's port for...

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23 July 2015 | 10:00 AM

Underwater videography

capturing dramatic excavation moments

Roland and Pascal are our underwater videography and lighting crew. They have been capturing the excitement of Franck’s discoveries from the beginning, and translating those hard to capture underwater moments for dramatic documentary films. And...

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09 July 2015 | 10:03 AM

How big was Thonis-Heracleion?

Eric, archaeological diver in Franck's team, explains:

The Princess Duda on mooring over the center of Heracleion.

"I have been asked if we have any idea how big Heracleion was before it was swallowed by the sea. I can tell you it seems huge when you try to swim, or walk along the bottom from one side to the other, you might use all the air in your tanks...

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01 July 2015 | 02:09 PM

How to spend the evenings on board

Film du Soir

Photo: Eric Smith

After a hard day's work underwater, and the subsequent work of recording, photographing, and mapping the day's discoveries, it's great to be able to unwind and watch a film together. Thanks to Roland, our resident movie maker and afficionado, we...

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24 June 2015 | 09:50 AM

Underwater visibility

Franck's team explains the weather's impact on the excavation work

photo: Eric Smith

"When people see the beautiful underwater photography that accompanies the exhibitions of artifacts that we recover during excavations, they remark that the visibility must always be good. But in fact the normal visibility is generally poor,...

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