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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


Exhibitions & Visits

Sunken Cities. Egypt's Lost Worlds, British Museum

Thursday 13 October

Lecture & Exhibition Viewing

The lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile, just east of modern Alexandria. Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Their amazing discovery by Franck Goddio and his team over the last twenty years is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece. These spectacular underwater discoveries are displayed alongside objects from major Egyptian museums for the first time in the UK.


10.30 Meet for coffee in the Clore Education Centre West Foyer

11.00-12.00 Lecture by the Exhibition’s Curator, Aurélia Masson-Berghoff (Stevenson Lecture Theatre)

12.00 Lunch – please make your own arrangements

Early afternoon – staggered timed entry into the Exhibition

4.00 Departure


Tickets cost only £20 for members, and up to one guest

Tickets for additional guests cost £27.50

Download a booking form here.