Thursday, November 19, 2020

At the VMFA, Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. The exhibition showcases treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life.  In addition to objects recovered through underwater archaeology, the exhibit also includes some show stoppers from the Egyptian museum.  It is well worth a visit!  Social distancing is relatively easy because the pandemic has unfortunately kept many visitors away.  The exhibit continues through January 18th.  For more, visit  the VMFA's website.