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Unearthing the Treasures of the Mediterranean
Skin Diver ^ | February 2000 | Isabelle Croizeau

Posted on 07/09/2005 2:56:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Unearthing the Treasures of the Mediterranean

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: adriatic; aegean; alexandria; antikythera; antikytheramechanism; archaeology; caesarea; cleopatra; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; herod; history; marseilles; mediterranean; methoni; mosaics; pylos; shipwreck; sphinx; venice
There must be hundreds of thousands of amphoras, pear-shaped vessels for carrying wine, food, salt, herbs and other goods for sale, all over the Mediterranean. Most are too far down and so would normally be inaccessible, unless you replace human divers with machines. This was done in 1996 by Comex, France’s main underwater operations company, and by DRASSM, the French government’s underwater archaeology department, at a wreck of an amphora ship in the bay of the southern French port of Marseilles. Although it had nearly reached its destination to deliver its cargo some 2,000 years ago, it sank in 200 feet of water, just outside the port.


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1 posted on 07/09/2005 2:56:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/09/2005 3:00:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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Did The Ancient Greeks Make A Computer?
An Article | 1977 | Lionel Casson
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The Antikythera Mechanism:
Physical and Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C.
USNA Eleventh Naval History Symposium ^ | 1995 | Rob S. Rice
Posted on 08/14/2004 3:01:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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3 posted on 07/09/2005 3:03:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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A photo of the Roman theater (still on dry ground) at Caesarea, one of the submerged sites mentioned in the article. Thanks go to IAF ThunderPilot for having that photo on his profile page (turned up in a Google search):
IAF ThunderPilot

4 posted on 07/09/2005 3:06:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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Helike, ancient Greek city swallowed by the sea
Destruction of Helike | October 17, 2000 | John Noble Wilford
Posted on 07/02/2005 9:06:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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5 posted on 07/09/2005 3:07:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

for later


6 posted on 07/09/2005 3:11:05 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: SunkenCiv
Unearthing the Treasures of the Mediterranean

Horribly mixed metaphore of the week.

7 posted on 07/09/2005 3:34:35 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Grut

Yeah, it's an odd choice, eh?


8 posted on 07/09/2005 4:07:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Front View Antykthera Device

Rear View Antykthera Device

Source

9 posted on 07/10/2005 2:08:51 AM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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Archaeology Team Helps Find Oldest Deep-Sea Shipwrecks
Harvard Gazette | September 16, 1999 | Alvin Powell
Posted on 10/17/2004 9:02:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Deepest Wreck
Archaeological Institute of America | March/April 2001
Brett A. Phaneuf, Thomas K. Dettweiler, and Thomas Bethge
Posted on 10/17/2004 8:40:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Mindell has role in ancient shipwreck discovery
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Sept 10 1997 | Denise Brehm
Posted on 10/17/2004 9:07:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The Porticello Wreck: A 5th Century B.C. Merchantman in Italy
Institute of Nautical Archaeology | on web, January 2003 | Cynthia Jones Eiseman
Posted on 10/17/2004 8:31:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Roman shipwrecks From the wine-dark sea
Hellenic Communication Service LLC | October 17, 2001 | Anna Marguerite McCann
Posted on 07/02/2005 10:26:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The Shipwreck at Assarca Island, Eritrea
Institute of Nautical Archaeology | Revised January 1996 | Ralph K. Pedersen, M.A.
Posted on 10/17/2004 9:22:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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10 posted on 07/21/2005 10:10:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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bttt


11 posted on 07/21/2005 10:13:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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12 posted on 04/12/2006 7:01:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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13 posted on 05/28/2007 6:35:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 26, 2007.)
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14 posted on 06/24/2008 9:16:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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