Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunken Treasure


The current main exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum is something special. Sunken Cities is a collection of objects found submerged in the Mediterranean, the remainders of two coastal cities that sank under the waters due to subsidence and geological events. According to the museum's web site
In 2018, the Saint Louis Art Museum will be the first North American art museum to tell the epic story of one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology, a story that revealed two lost cities of ancient Egypt submerged under the Mediterranean Sea for over a thousand years. World-renowned underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered these submerged worlds and uncovered stunning ancient religious, ceremonial, and commercial artifacts, which has led to a greater understanding of life during the age of pharaohs.
The show is stunning. This small plaque from the 6th Century BC shows the god Amun in the form of a ram.  And it just keeps coming.

3 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

This exhibit sound fabulous. I'd love to see it.

William Kendall said...

Wow! I'd enjoy seeing that too.

RedPat said...

That is gorgeous!