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A new day surfaces for deep sea archaeology
USA Today ^ | 06/26/2002 - Updated 10:04 PM ET | By Dan Vergano

Posted on 06/28/2002 5:31:01 PM PDT by vannrox

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:39:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The desert winds swept over the sands and out to the sea. Waters churned and the ships, loaded with wine from the ancient city of Tyre, tumbled in the storm.

Swamped, the Tanit and Elissa foundered around 800 B.C., coming to rest upright some 1,300 feet under the Mediterranean, too deep for recovery.


(Excerpt) Read more at usatoday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancient; archaeology; boat; bronze; discovery; economic; elissa; explorer; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; israel; learn; lebanon; oenology; phoenician; phoenicians; recovery; robertballard; sea; ship; study; submarine; tanit; tyre; undersea; water; wine; wreck
I love this stuff.
1 posted on 06/28/2002 5:31:01 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
me too.
2 posted on 06/28/2002 5:38:27 PM PDT by lizma
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To: vannrox
Interesting, it is. Bump.
3 posted on 06/28/2002 5:45:37 PM PDT by My back yard
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To: vannrox
I went the the web site of the American Journal of Archaeology, but I see they want $75 for a subsciption. I think I'll settle for USA Today.

On the other hand, the magazine "Archaeology", which is "An Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America", as they put it, is online. Much of the magazine is available online. Here's a link, if you don't know of it already:

http://www.archaeology.org/

Archaeology doesn't seem to have the ship story yet. Maybe in a few weeks.

The magazine seems to be written for people like you and I, who just love this stuff.
4 posted on 06/28/2002 5:50:49 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: vannrox
bump
5 posted on 06/28/2002 7:53:04 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: stands2reason
I just can't get enough of the ancient ship stories.
6 posted on 06/28/2002 11:21:13 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: vannrox; *Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Just adding this to the GGG homepage, not sending a general distribution.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.

7 posted on 07/21/2004 7:16:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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8 posted on 03/24/2014 5:41:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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