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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The allure of the Sunken Cities of Egypt exhibition is about more than artifacts

The allure of the Sunken Cities of Egypt exhibition is about more than artifacts: The “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” exhibition in St. Louis, which has on display several artifacts from two Egyptian cities recovered from beneath the seabed, is “more than just a collection of artifacts,” Edward Rothstein writes for the WSJ (paywall). The display helps to piece together the fragments of information we know about Ancient Egyptian rites, some of which were only partially uncovered through temple drawings. It doesn’t hurt that the recovered artifacts are also eerily well preserved: “Yes, some surfaces eroded, but for millennia no robbers disturbed these watery graves.”

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