Underwater exploration: Discovering ancient shipwrecks and cargoes


Photos courtesy of AURORA Trust.

Over the past three years, AURORA Trust, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture, has carried out a project aimed at mapping and studying the underwater cultural heritage around the Pontine Islands, including Ventotene, Italy.

One of the major results of this project is the discovery of a number of ancient shipwrecks datable to the Roman period. This talk covers the holistic approach to the project, the methodologies used and results obtained after three seasons.

Featured Faculty

Timmy Gambin, Director of Archaeology AURORA SP Trust

Faculty Moderator

Christopher Clark, College of Engineering


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Underwater Archeology Slideshow on Flickr