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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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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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