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.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
March 29, 2007, 2:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Underwater Archaeology in Israel: Recent Discoveries
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Jacob Sharvit, Underwater Archaeology, Senior Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority
Admission: Lecture free to the public