A reappraisal of the Caesarea shipwreck - 2017-2018

Dr. Emmanuel Nantet (The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa)

The Caesarea shipwreck is located off the northern harbour of the city built by Herod in the late 1st century BCE. The site was originally discovered in 1976 and partly excavated in the 1980’s. However, as only some parts of the ship were originally studied a reappraisal of the shipwreck was carried out from 2017 and 2018 by a team from the University of Haifa. The project aimed to create a new and accurate plan of the ship, develop a 3D photogrammetric model and recover samples for analysis with the aim to better understand the ships construction, date and context.

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