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Egypt expedition in Thonis-Heracleion

New archaeological treasures found

The 2021 mission of the IEASM off the coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean has revealed extremely interesting results at the site of Thonis-Heracleion in the Bay of Aboukir.

Among the finds is a Ptolemaic galley. She sank after being hit by huge blocks from the famed temple of Amun, which was...

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A Sunken city

21st anniversary of the discovery of Thonis-Heracleion

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In the mood for a sweepstake?

We would like to invite you to a little quiz about our work in the sunken cities off the coast of Egypt. Taking part is easy: You just have to answer the following five questions (Tip: the correct answers are all to be found on the franckgoddio.org website).

THE QUESTIONS:

1. How deep underwater...

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New YouTube series

Discovering Underwater Archaeology

We are happy to launch our new YouTube series "Discovering Underwater Archaeology"/ "Découvrir l'archéologie sous-marine":

Click here for new series in English
Click here for new series in French

We will add new episodes regularly. If you want to be informed on new uploads you can...

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Finds - The stories behind them

We have started a new series Finds - the stories behind them, where we present single objects and explain what we have learned about them during our research. 

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Colossal statues to be displayed in Grand Egyptian Museum

The two colossal granite statues of a queen and a pharaoh, discovered in Thonis-Heracleion and each almost 5 metres high (16.4 feet), recently embarked on the journey from an exhibition venue in the USA back to their home land of Egypt. They will be part of the permanent collection of the new Grand...

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Thonis-Heracleion in #CovEDTalk series

Watch the Nautical Archaeology Society's #CovEDTalk with Damian Robinson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford, speaking about "From frontier post to Hellenistic city: underwater archaeology and the port of Thonis-Heracleion".

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Exhibition now open

The exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities" with finds from Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond (VMFA) is now open. You can make reservations for your timed tickets at the museum's online ticket shop.

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Thonis-Heracleion

20th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Sunken City

This month marks the 20th anniversary of our discovery of Thonis-Heracleion. During the last two decades my team and I have resumed our research in this sunken city each year and we were able to gather fascinating new information on ancient civilizations. 

We feel honoured to be able to explore...

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