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 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition program at VMFA is supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund

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Organized with 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