Underwater Archaeology in Israel: Recent Discoveries
Helen Diller Family Annual Lecture Series: Archaeological Discoveries in Israel Series Read More About This Series...
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 7:00pm
Location: Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by: Jacob Sharvit, Underwater Archaeology, Senior Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority
The opinion that maritime activities have played a secondary role in Israel has substantially changed. Recent underwater rescue surveys and excavations undertaken in Akko, Dor, Caesarea, Ashqelon, and Atlit, have revealed impressive finds such as shipwrecks, cargos, treasures, submerged prehistoric villags, harbors, and anchorages. These ongoing underwater archaeological activities conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority present a clearer picture of the Mediterranean sites of Israel.
Reception to follow lecture.
Supported by a grant from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Endowment Fund.
Cost: Lecture free to the public