Egypt's Sunken Cities

  • through April 14, 2019
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
More than 1,200 years ago, two cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs.
Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation
The bust of the colossal statue of Hapy has been strapped with webbings before being cautiously raised out of the water of Aboukir bay, Egypt.

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