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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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New Documentary

Drain Egypt's Sunken City premieres 12th May on Nat Geo Channel US

A new documentary "Drain Egypt's Sunken City" featuring our research in Thonis-Heracleion premieres on National Geographic US Channel, 12th May at 9pm EST (rest of the world - TBC). It is part of Nat Geo's...

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Just a few notes...

Working from home these days like lots of people, I just wanted to send out warm wishes and thoughts to everyone.

My team and I are currently busy preparing our next mission in Egypt, which is planned for the fall. In the meantime, our research and the study of discovered objects goes on. You can...

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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:

 

https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/045744-000-A/egypt-s-s...</b>

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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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