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Blue and white porcelain of Franck Goodio's donation to the Guimet Museum are part of the museum's new special exhibition

Porcelain and a 3D installation present maritime trade between China and Europe during the 16th-17th century

The Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet in Paris is currently displaying “Un firmament de porcelaines De la Chine à l’Europe” (A porcelain firmament from China to Europe). The exhibition presents a unique 3D installation of the spectacular 300 blue and white porcelains ornament at the...

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Public Lecture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Damian Robinson: The Sunken Cities and Shipwrecks of Ancient Egypt’s Alexandrian Coast

Damian Robinson, director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, will talk about the Sunken Cities and Shipwrecks of Ancient Egypt’s Alexandrian Coast this Thursday, 14 March, at 11am at the Pillsbury Auditorium.

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Found in the world’s largest graveyard of ancient ships

The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology reveals details of a hitherto unexplored ship from Thonis-Heracleion

Over 70 ancient vessels have been discovered in the sunken port-city of Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt, by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM). That makes it the largest graveyard of ancient ships worldwide. 

Oxford University’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) has now...

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TV documentary on Thonis-Heracleion

Available online until Friday

The documentary "Ägyptens versunkene Hafenstadt/Cités engloutis – Thônis-Héracléion en Egypt" will re-air on arte 9 December at 12.20h (Germany) and 15.50h (France).

The documentary is also available online with English subtitles until 7 December:

 

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Exhibition opening in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Art to host Egypt's Sunken Cities

This fall, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will host the Sunken Cities exhibition. The exhibition opens November 4, 2018, and is on view for an extended six-month run through April 14, 2019. It was recently shown at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the British Museum in London, the...

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Egypt expedition

Soon, we are about to leave for Egypt again

Soon, we are about to leave for Egypt again, in order to resume our research in Aboukir Bay and in Alexandria.

During the fall 2017 mission led by the IEASM, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and with the support of the Hilti Foundation, we continued our geophysical surveys...

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New publication by the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Theological defences in ancient Egypt

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 Theological defences of the Canopic Gate in the Saïte Period, by Anne-Sophie von Bomhard, investigates a temple at the sunken city...

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