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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 onlinewith English subtitles until 7 December:…


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…


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


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…


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…


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


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…