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Egypt’s Lost Cities
October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until April 12, 2020
Opening on October 5, 2019 and running through April 12, 2020, Egypt’s Lost Cities showcases
more than 250 of these authentic artifacts, including three colossal 16-foot sculptures of an Egyptian pharaoh, a queen, and a god. The Reagan Library will also display The Stele de Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II, an 18-ton monolith, the first time this artifact has ever been on display in the United States.
Additional highlights of the exhibition include:
*Precious gold coins and jewelry
*Objects inscribed in the ancient Egyptian or Greek languages
*Statues from the sunken and forgotten ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, including the statue of the god Hapi. Made of red granite, the statue is 18 feet tall and weighs 8 tons. It is the biggest statue of a god ever discovered in Egypt.
“Visitors will be able to see artifacts which have never seen before,” said Franck Goddio, curator and underwater archeologist who discovered the two lost cities. “This exhibition shows the result of 22 years of work on those two sunken cities. For me and my team it is extremely gratifying to know that this superb exhibit has been chosen to appear at the Ronald Reagan Library.”
To help tell the story of these ancient lost cities, these artifacts will be seen alongside ancient Egyptian artifacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria. This not-to-be-missed exhibition is ideal for the entire family.