Honor Frost honored with street name in Marsala, Sicily

Saturday 7 October 2023:  The Foundation was delighted to accept the kind invitation from the Mayor and Municipality of the city of Marsala, Sicily, to attend the naming of a street in honour of Honor Frost.  The new Via Honor Frost sweeps majestically alongside the archaeological park leading to the Museo Archeologico Regionale Lilibeo-Marsala, the home of the Punic ship discovered by Honor in 1971 and, fittingly, its broad vista leads directly towards the Mediterranean Sea.

“The naming of the street in honour of Honor Frost is testimony to the importance that the people of Marsala accord to her and to the discovery of the Punic ship, now firmly embedded in the history of the city.” – John Curtis

The ceremony was followed by the conference HONOR FROST IN MARSALA: The history of underwater research: the Punic ship and other wrecks, and several interesting presentations in both Italian and English.  We particularly enjoyed the personal recollections and photographs of Dr John Curtis (HFF Trustee) and Mr Robert Yorke (presented in his absence by Alison Cathie).

We thank the Mayor, Massimo Grillo and the Alagna family of the Cantine Pellegrino for their wonderful hospitality, and the people of Marsala for their honouring of the memory of Honor Frost.  Our particular thanks must go to Dr Rossella Giglio, President of the International Centre for Phoenician, Punic and Roman Studies, whose indefatigable energy, generosity and warmth ensured that this was a truly memorable occasion. 

“It was a very moving occasion to see Honor and her legacy so securely implanted in the beautiful city of Marsala.” – Alison Cathie 
Image (c) Janna Brancolini, 2023
Dr Rossella Giglio opening the conference proceedings
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