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Sunken Cities at the British Museum

The British Museum’s latest captivating exhibition, Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds, tells the tale of the two ancient metropolises lost to the sea for 1,000 years, and their recent re-discovery.

From intricate gold rings to colossal sculptures, the once thriving Greco-Eygptian cities of Thonis-Hercaleion and Canopus are brought back to life through 200 underwater discoveries.

In this video Bettany Hughes ventures into the deep to discover the remarkable story of Egypt’s underwater wonderlands.

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