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PHOTO GALLERY: A never-before-seen exhibit of the remains of the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion in Paris


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A man stands next to statues of Isis, left and Osiris, Saite period, 26 dynasty, reign of Amasis (570-526 BC), displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
France
A man looks at bronze statuettes of Osiris, Ptolemaic period (7th - 1st century BC), displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
Paris
The face of Osiris statue, Saite period, 26 dynasty, reign of Amasis (570-526 BC), is displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), as part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
Paris
A man looks on an artifact from Thonis-Heracleion, 30th dynasty (380 BC),1st year of reign of Nectanebo I, at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
Paris
A man looks at a bronze statue, the awakening of Osiris, 26th dynasty (665-525 BC), displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
Paris
A woman looks on the head of a Pharaoh, 26th dynasty at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), part of the Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt exhibition in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 (AP)
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As Paris-based UNESCO decries the destruction of ancient sites in Syria, Paris' Arab World Institute defiantly celebrates the preservation of ancient culture by holding a never-before-seen exhibit of the remains of the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion, inaugerated by French President Francois Hollande

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