Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds
'The photographs are strangely eerie (ghostly divers clambering over colossal statues lying on the seabed); the text clearly explains the historical importance of the finds' - TLS
A compelling visual guide to the ancient Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus
Beneath the waters of Mediterranean, at the edge of the Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of ancient the Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. These cities sank over 1,000 years ago but were dramatically rediscovered in the late 20th century.
Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds is a compelling visual guide to these Egyptian cities. It interweaves the history of the region with striking photographs and artworks showing what the ancient cities looked like along with the various statues, sculptures, shrines, amulets, coffins, sunken ships and other artefacts found underwater.
The fascinating history related in the book is complemented by hundreds of colour photographs depicting artefacts before they were salvaged and then once they had been restored.
- Author: Franck Goddio, President, European Institute for Underwater Archaeology; Aurelia Masson-Berghoff, Curator, British Museum
- Pages: 256 pages
- Date published: September 2015
- Language: English
ISBN: 978-0500292372 - Paperback
978-0500051856 - Hardcover
- Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 25.3 cm
★★★★★ 'spectacular' - Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'If Ozymandias is a sonnet to make your spine tingle, this is a show to move you to tears of wonder' - The Times
★★★★ ‘magnificent… a superb exhibition’ - The Telegraph
'mesmerizing' - Wall Street Journal
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