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Underwater Discoveries

FullSizeRender-137The Mary Ward Centre for adult education has created a work of art in response to the British Museum’s summer blockbuster exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. In this installation various shades of blue fabric hang down swimming with bright yellow fish, red starfish and sand. But the real treasure are the sculpture fragments resting on the sea floor resembling the ancient Egyptian statues found in the depths of the Nile.

Sunken Cities

FullSizeRender-7In the depths of the Nile are two sunken civilizations, the cities Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. In an archeological dig that took years, the buried artifacts are on display at the British Museum in the exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. The exhibition showcases 200 artifacts ranging from stele, to colossal sculptures to delicate jewelry. What makes this show even more exciting are the underwater photographs and films of divers discovering these hidden gems next to the displayed objects. If you don’t believe me check out the promotional video which provides clips of the underwater dives, it will leave you gasping for more.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/sunken_cities.aspx

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