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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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TV documentary

26 December on Arte

The TV documentary "Cités engloutis/Ägyptens versunkene Hafenstadt" will air again on Arte 26 December 2017, at 6.50pm (in France) and at 9am (in Germany).
It shows the rediscovery of the ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion that submerged more than a 1,000 years ago.
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North American debut of Egypt-exhibition

“Sunken Cities” opens March 25 at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum next year will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” the exhibition showcasing finds from underwater archaeological expeditions of Franck Goddio and his team off the coast of Egypt in the sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. The North American premiere...

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This Saturday on CNN

The Wonder List with Bill Weir in Egypt

This week's episode of CNN's Wonder List with Bill Weir features the work of Franck Goddio and his team in Thonis-Heracleion off the coast of Egypt.

Watch this Saturday on CNN at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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Extension of Osiris exhibition

Now on view in Zurich until 13 August 2017

Due to popular demand, the Museum Rietberg in Zurich extends the exhibition „Osiris – Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries“ for roughly one month. The sensational findings of maritime archeology can now be seen through August 13 2017. "We are very happy that we could inspire the interest of so many people in...

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Religious Landscapes of Egypt – Late to Greco-Roman Period

Conference by the Oxford University’s Centre for Maritime Archaeology and the University of Zurich

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) and the University of Zurich held a conference on Religious Landscapes of Egypt – Late to Greco-Roman Period from 16 – 18 February 2017 at the University of Zurich.

Far-reaching changes were happening in the religious life of Egypt during the latter part...

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Osiris exhibition in Zurich Switzerland

After Paris and London, this fascinating exhibition of the latest underwater archaeological discoveries opens for the first time in a German-speaking country next February: Museum Rietberg in Zurich will host the show

Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries (German title: „Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens“) opens 10 February 2017 at Museum Rietberg in Zurich. The exhibition features some 300 objects, many of them on display for the first time outside Egypt.

The focus of the exhibition is on finds that have...

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Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds

Exhibition opening at the British Museum in London

The exhibition "Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds" with discoveries from our underwater archaeological expeditions off the coast of Egypt is on display at the British Museum in London from 19 May - 27 November 2016. It is the first large-scale exhibition of underwater archaeology at the museum. The...

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