Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Photo: Jérôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

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Opening Talk: Sunken Treasures from Ancient Egypt

with Franck Goddio, Founder and President of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology 

Thu, Jul 9 | 5–6 pm

Virtual Presentation

Franck Goddio will highlight the thrilling discoveries at the heart of the exhibition Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. Since 1996, Goddio and his team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, historians, geologists, geophysicists, and computer engineers have been surveying Aboukir Bay. After four years, they located the submerged ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion and parts of the city of Canopus.


Goddio founded the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, of which he serves as president. He is a visiting professor of Oxford University and the co-founder of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology. The work of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology in Egypt is performed in close cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities.