The hidden museums of the Mediterranean

Gibbins, David
October 1990
New Scientist;10/20/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1739, p35
Focuses on archaeological expeditions on the sea bed of the Mediterranean in 1990. Problem of wreck robbers, who plunder and destroy many sites before they can be recorded; Evidence provided by shipwrecks for ancient technology; Range of materials that can be preserved underwater; Cargoes carried by ancient merchant ships; Majority of wrecks found in the western Mediterranean. INSET: 2: Clues from the pottery of the past..


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