Egypt’s Sunken Cities

Egypt’s Sunken Cities

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, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Don’t miss this epic story of their discovery at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's new exhibit!

Film Screening

Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City

Screenings most Fridays, every hour from 10:15 a.m.; last screening at 7:15 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the rediscovery of the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion, one of two ancient Egyptian cities featured in the exhibition. Produced by Scottish Television. (59 min., in English)

Free; tickets not required.

  • Date:
    Nov 04, 2018
  • Upcoming Dates:
    Sunday, December 16
    Tuesday, December 18
    Wednesday, December 19
    Thursday, December 20
    Friday, December 21
  • Time:
    11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Event Location:
    Minneapolis Institute of Art
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