An Insider's Look at Mia's "Egypt's Sunken Cities"
"I think it's reasonable to assume that maybe even one or two people ever saw these pieces that now we're showing to the public."
More than 1,200 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. Get behind-the-scenes information on the exhibit in this episode of the Minneapolis Insider Podcast sponsored by U.S. Bank!
Guest, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers
Curator of African Art Arts of Africa and the Americas Department Head, Minneapolis Institute of Art