Enjoy a series of eight special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities on a night the museum is closed to the general public. Members are encouraged to bring up to two guests (per membership).
Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life.