Art Matters Lecture Series

Egypt’s Sunken Cities: Recent Underwater Archaeology Discoveries

More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, ritual objects, exquisite jewelry, and a greater understanding of ancient Egypt under Greek rule.


Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art

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