Art Matters: Egypt’s Sunken Cities: Recent Underwater Archaeology Discoveries
Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Curator of African Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art
More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, ritual objects, exquisite jewelry, and a greater understanding of ancient Egypt under Greek rule.