The artefacts that participated in the “Secrets of Sunken Egypt” exhibition have returned home after the end of its tour in the US and several European countries.
Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the exhibition was a great success. It had displayed a group of sunken antiquities that were discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off Alexandria.
Waziri added that the exhibition started its worldwide tour with the Institute of the Arab World in Paris in 2015. It then moved to the British Museum in London, and the Rietburg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. This was the last stop of the exhibition’s tour in Europe, after which it went on a second tour in the US.
The Exhibition went to four US cities, starting in 2018 in St. Louis, then the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Ronald Reagan Museum at the Presidential Library in California. It ended the tour at the Virginia Museum of Art, after which it returned to Egypt on Monday.
The “Secrets of Sunken Egypt” exhibition included 293 artefacts from: the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo; the Alexandria National Museum; the Greco-Roman Museum; the Library of Alexandria Museum; and discoveries made by the General Department of Sunken Antiquities