Archaeologist talks about major discoveries in the Mediterranean

October 12, 2006

Archaeologist talks about major discoveries in the Mediterranean at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, October 12, 2006 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, invites you to join Archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur for a fascinating presentation on his recent underwater and land discoveries in Alexandria, Egypt.

Dr. Jean-Yves Empereur is a French archaeologist and Egyptologist, and a Director of Research at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique who has been greatly influenced by famous underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In 1990, Dr. Empereur established the Centre d’Études Alexandrines whose mandate is the study of the antiquities and history of Alexandria, especially through salvage excavations on land and underwater. Dr. Empereur has published several books and articles, most recently focusing on his Alexandrian discoveries. Three documentary films have been produced on his tremendous work on the ancient city of Alexandria and his underwater discovery of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Major Archaeological Discoveries in the Mediterranean
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
7:30 p.m. (English only)
Tickets $12 available at the Museum Box Office

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

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