Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

A marble head of Antonia Minor, the mother of the Roman emperor Claudius,  found in the Alexandria harbour [Credit: Christoph Gerigk,  © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation] Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.gr/2014/10/sunken-egyptian-treasure-gets-european.html#.VFIJK778tyE Follow us: @ArchaeoNewsNet on Twitter | groups/thearchaeologynewsnetwork/ on Facebook

A marble head of Antonia Minor, the mother of the Roman emperor Claudius, found in the Alexandria harbour [Credit: Christoph Gerigk, © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation]

An exhibition featuring artefacts discovered off the coast of Egypt is set to tour Europe. “Egypt’s Sunken Secrets” is organised by Franck Goddio, the founder of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, in association with Egypt’s Ministry of State for Antiquities. Artefacts have been selected from museums across the country, including 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, while over 200 come from recent underwater explorations by Goddio’s team…

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2 thoughts on “Sunken Egyptian treasure gets European tour

  1. I spent some time n Alexandria in the early ’90s. It always felt like a city much more connected to the Levant and Greece than to lower Egypt. I was right at home. Glad to see they are retrieving what was lost. Regards.

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  2. Looks like it will be a great exhibition. It was a shame to hear that the Egyptians are losing money to preserve antiquities, due to falling tourist numbers. This is one good cause that other countries should be encouraged to support. The fascinating culture of Ancient Egypt is part of world history, and it should not just be left to one country to finance restoration and research.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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