In celebration of 100 years since Honor Frost’s birth The Times of Malta publish an appreciation of her life.
In an attempt to build local capacity in Lebanon, the Honor Frost Foundation funded the first Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) field school in underwater archaeology that took place in the country from the 7th to the 10th of September 2017.
The field school was also supported and hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Museology (DAM) at the University of Balamand, whose staff assisted the NAS instructors with logistics, translation, student guidance and diving operations. DAM kindly put the site of Anfeh, North Lebanon at the disposal of the tutors and students for their practical training in recording and surveying.
Ten students participated, mainly students of archaeology as well as archaeologists and diving amateurs of archaeology who came from all regions of Lebanon and attended lectures along with dry and wet practicals. It is hoped that this successful event will be the first of many to come. Watch this space!
Read the full Report of the 2017 Summer School.
The first issue of the iMARECULTURE newsletters. Started on 1 November 2016, iMARECULTURE is a three year EU project, funded by the European Commission involving 11 partners from 7 EU member states and one associated country.
iMARECULTURE scope is to raise public awareness of European identity by focusing in maritime cultural heritage. In particular, iMARECULTURE aims in bringing inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within digital reach of the wide public by implementing virtual visits, serious games with immersive technologies and underwater augmented reality. Scope of the project is to design, analyse, develop and validate pioneer applications and systems in the context of Virtu-al Museums through collaborative and innovative research from a diverse group of scientists, researchers, archaeologists, experts and museums. This newsletter is the first issue of a project communication tool we plan to publish every 6 months, offering you an easy and quick way to keep in touch with iMARECULTURE project activities. Read the first Newsletter
The Maritime Archaeological Outreach Bus (MOB) has arrived in Cyprus and is already on the road – The UK based Maritime Archaeology Trust and the University of Cyprus MARELab have been coordinating the arrival and the content of the Maritime Archaeological Outreach Bus (MOB) for several months and on May 6 it finally began its island tour and is clearly already engaging young minds.
Following a successful history of outreach and public engagement in the UK and western Europe, the Honor Frost Foundation funded a grant to get the maritime bus to Republic of Cyprus. Over the next month and a half, the bus will travel to over 28 targeted public destinations and equally as many schools. The bus is equipped with a range of display and teaching materials and managed by a small team of maritime archaeological experts, and aims to engage a range of people to become more aware of the exciting maritime archaeology of Cyprus.
January saw the successful launch of the Ma’agan Mikhael ship replica.
The success of this project is testimony to the passion, hard work and rigorous scientific analysis and recording of the project team, most notably its director Prof Yak Kahanov.
Sadly, Yak was not aboard for the launch, having passed away in late December 2016. However, his legacy and his vision floats on….
Yak’s passing is a great loss to the maritime archaeological community and he will be sorely missed by colleagues and friends.