Friday, April 18, 2014

Exclusive: Just Published Report on Recent Underwater Archaeology in Alexandria Available Here

Harry Tzalas is one of my favorite people in the world. Since 1998 Harry has led 24 underwater archaeological campaigns in Alexandria. A variety of ancient remains was traced, adding important information to the topography and history of the ancient and medieval megapolis. The 10 square kilometers surface of the concession granted to the Greek Mission contain numerous architectural elements, submerged necropolises and stone quarries as well as remains witnessing maritime activities (shipwrecks, scattered amphorae, stone and composite anchors). Two further campaigns have been planned for 2013 focusing on the site of Akra Lochias, the submerged Royal Ptolemaic Quarter.  The entire PDF of all his recent accomplishments is available here.

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