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Exhibition Pre-opening

Colossal statues now on view at the Grand Egyptian Museum

The two colossal statues of a Ptolemaic queen and king discovered by the IEASM during excavations in the sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion are now on display at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) near Cairo.

The statue of the king may represent Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled between 277-270 BC. It…


Live-Stream Session

Latest News From Egypt

Join Franck's live-stream session talking about the team's ongoing research in Thonis-Heracleion, Canopus and Alexandria in Egypt and the latest developments on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (GMT+1). The session is organised by our partner, the Hilti Foundation.

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A new home for the artefacts

Moving places in Alexandria

A group from the IEASM recently met with colleagues of the Egyptian Department of Underwater Antiquities in order to set up a new warehouse in Alexandria. A huge number of objects, approximately 35,000, had to be moved and arranged anew. Thanks to this cooperative effort there is now much more space…