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The Resource The BP exhibition : sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds, edited by Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

The BP exhibition : sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds, edited by Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

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The BP exhibition : sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds
Title
The BP exhibition
Title remainder
sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds
Statement of responsibility
edited by Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff
Title variation
  • Sunken cities
  • Egypt's lost worlds
Title variation remainder
Egypt's lost worlds
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Editor
Host institution
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beneath the waters of Abukir Bay, at the edge of the Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of the ancient Egyptian cities Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion, which sank over 1,000 years ago but were dramatically rediscovered in the 20th century and brought to the surface by marine archaeologists in the 1990s. These pioneering underwater excavations continue today, and have yielded a wealth of ancient artefacts, to be exhibited in Britain for the first time in 2016. Through these spectacular finds, this book tells the story of how two iconic ancient civilisations, Egypt and Greece, interacted in the late first millennium bc. From the foundation of Naukratis and Thonis-Heracleion as trading posts to the conquest of Alexander the Great, through the ensuing centuries of Ptolemaic rule to the ultimate dominance of the Roman Empire on the world stage, Greeks and Egyptians lived alongside one another in these lively cities, sharing their politics, religious ideas, languages, scripts and customs. Greek kings adopted the regalia of the pharaoh; ordinary Greek citizens worshipped in Hellenic sanctuaries next to Egyptian temples; and their ancient gods and mythologies became ever more closely intertwined. This book showcases a spectacular collection of artefacts, coupled with a retelling of the history by world-renowned experts in the subject (including the sites' long-term excavator), bringing the reader face-to-face with this vibrant ancient society. Accompanies the most sensational exhibition of ancient Egyptian and Greek discoveries to be held in the UK for decades, opening at the British Museum
Cataloging source
LUNQA
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goddio, Franck
  • Masson-Berghoff, Aurelia
  • British Museum
  • British Petroleum Company
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Nile River Delta (Egypt)
  • Egypt
Label
The BP exhibition : sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds, edited by Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, 19 May-27 November 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057822701
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780500292372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951667944
Label
The BP exhibition : sunken cities : Egypt's lost worlds, edited by Franck Goddio and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, 19 May-27 November 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057822701
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780500292372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951667944

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