Tag Archives: European Institute for Underwater Archaeology

‘Sunken Cities’ background: Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus

More than 1,200 years ago, two cities on Egypt’s north coast disappeared into the Mediterranean Sea. They were victims of different natural catastrophes, like the rising of the sea level and seismic disruption, which triggered tidal waves. Over the coming centuries, these cities were largely forgotten.  Ancient accounts told of the cities’ splendor and magnificence,… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: Franck Goddio bio

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” focuses on the discoveries of Franck Goddio, a pioneer of modern maritime archaeology. Goddio will discuss his work in the lecture “The Osiris Mysteries in Egypt’s Sunken Cities” in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium on Friday, March 23 at 11 am and on Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm. The lecture… Read More »