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…
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".
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 such…
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 popular Drain The Oceans series which explores shipwrecks, treasure and sunken cities using…
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…
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…
Exhibition runs until April 14
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.
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…