Skip to comments.Archaeology professor scrutinizes age-old mystery [ Uluburun wreck excavation]
Posted on 11/24/2008 3:39:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv
In 1983 a sponge diver found funny metal biscuits with ears at the ocean floor. That is how the excavation got started, Hirschfeld said. The ship carried ten tons of copper ingots, which after being analyzed, were determined to be from Cyprus. Each ingot weighs approximately 60 pounds, she said. She and her team also excavated glass ingots, tons of tin, and three Italian swords that were not part of the cargo of the ship. Among the 130 Canaanite jars they found, there were traces of wine in the jars and one was full of glass beads. The team also found ivory elephant tusks, and a dozen hippopotamus incisors... A majority of the items found on-board suggest the ship and its crew were Canaanite or Cypriot; however, some items such as a pair of swords, spearheads and beads seem to indicate the presence of at least two Mycenaeans, Hirschfeld said. The archaeology team also discovered a single gold Egyptian scarab in the shipwreck, which contained the inscription of Eqyptian Queen Nefertiti, although the ship sailed after her time. They also found a basalt ax-head, which are typically found with very royal shipments. "Ax-heads are typically found in Bulgaria and normally buried in the tomb with someone important," Hirschfeld said. About 150 vases served as cargo, along with many pithoi, used as containers for carrying various potteries. The pottery found was made by careless potters and painters, and belongs on a rack at a discount store, she said. The ship carried 170 pieces of pottery as cargo, characterized by its variety and mediocre quality.
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Smenkhkhare, the Hittite Pharaoh
BBC History | September 5, 2002 | Dr Marc Gabolde
Posted on 07/30/2004 9:42:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Replica of 3,300-year-old shipwreck arrives in Bodrum [ Uluburun II ]
Turkish Daily News (thanks, curmudgeonII) | Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | unattributed
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An Ancient Voyage In Just Two Months (Foca People)
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Exploring the blue depths of the Aegean and Mediterranean
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New Scientist | Thursday, September 4, 2008 | unattributed
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Hematite cylinder seal, originally carved during the Old Babylonian period and re-carved during Assyrian times to include a winged griffin and sickle-sword warrior
that just doesn't sit right with me...
Oh, sorry, I hadn’t gotten down that far in my “comments” screen.
Think of it as recycling.
...and re-carved during Assyrian times to include a winged griffin and sickle-sword warrior...
It sure does. :’) And thanks, I never knew how to spell schlemozzle.
What's a horse doing on the shore?
Brock University professor anxious to dive on Iron Age shipwreck
St. Catharine’s Standard (Ontario) | Saturday, December 29, 2007 | Samantha Craggs
Posted on 12/29/2007 6:52:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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