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Saint Louis Art Museum records extraordinary attendance with ‘Sunken Cities’

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2018—St. Louisans and tourists have flocked to the Saint Louis Art Museum, which welcomed 171,488 to “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The exhibition, which closed Sunday, made its North American premiere in St. Louis after touring Europe. Before it made its North American premiere in St. Louis, the exhibition of treasures… Read More »

Media advisory: Art Museum will extend hours for final week of ‘Sunken Cities’ exhibition

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2018—With just two weeks left to see its blockbuster exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today it will be open on Labor Day and offer extended hours on two days during the final week of “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The museum typically is closed on… Read More »

Media advisory: Tickets available for ‘Sunken Cities’ presentations at the Saint Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2018—Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum’s blockbuster exhibition “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” can dive deeper at upcoming presentations in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology, the North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” is the most significant exhibition… Read More »

Media advisory: Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2018—The Saint Louis Art Museum usually is closed on Mondays, but it will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day (May 28) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). The museum also will be open on the Fourth of July. Tickets are available on all three holidays for “Sunken… Read More »

Press kit: ‘Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more than 50 years. Featuring… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: international coverage

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” was praised by crowds and critics when it was on view at the British Museum in 2016. The exhibition similarly wowed the European press when it was presented under a different title at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich and Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Archaeologist Franck Goddio’s discoveries were… Read More »

‘Sunken Cities’ background: discovery and excavation

With a unique survey-based approach that utilizes the most sophisticated technical equipment, Franck Goddio and his team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities, were able to locate, map and excavate parts of the city of Thonis-Heracleion, which lies about four miles off today’s coastline. The city is located within an overall research area… Read More »

‘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: The Mysteries of Osiris

Franck Goddio’s discoveries helped scholars understand the Mysteries of Osiris, an annual water celebration along the canals between Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus commemorating one of Egypt’s most important myths—the murder and resurrection of the god Osiris. Many of the Mysteries were conducted in secret by specially consecrated priests, and we know of them now only through… Read More »

Press release: ‘Sunken Cities’ will take visitors on deep dive into Egyptian art

  ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” an exhibition showcasing antiquities from one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. The North American premiere of “Sunken Cities” will be the most significant exhibition of ancient Egyptian art undertaken in St. Louis in more… Read More »