Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. VMFA presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the recovered treasures of two powerful Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean 1,200 years ago after cataclysmic events. The exhibition includes stunning works of art brought to the surface by archaeologists beginning in 1996. See what remains of these mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life.


Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities is organized by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology with the generous support of the Hilti Foundation and in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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Sponsored by

The Reverend Doctor Vienna Cobb Anderson
The Julia Louise Reynolds Fund
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Exhibition Endowment


Mrs. Frances Massey Dulaney
Dr. and Mrs. William J. Frable
Sharon Merwin


Dr. Donald S. and Beejay Brown Endowment
Wayne and Nancy Chasen Family Fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
The Christian Family Foundation
The VMFA Council Exhibition Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Garner, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. William V. Garner
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
Francena T. Harrison Foundation Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Mackell
Deanna M. Maneker
Alexandria Rogers McGrath
Mrs. Robert H. Patterson, Jr.
Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
The Anne Carter and Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation
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An Anonymous Donor

This list is complete as of November 20, 2019.