Dina Mohamed- 2023- CMAUCH Scholar

I’m a recent graduate of the University of Alexandria with a Bachelor of Arts in Graeco-Roman Archaeology, a young civil worker, have experience in content writing, and now have a voice with the help of my professors, The Honor Frost Foundation, and every single person at the great CMAUCH.

My interest in maritime archaeology began as an undergraduate student and grew out of Dr. Emad Khalil’s course on maritime archaeology, inspired by the accounts of the first divers who used whatever they had to explore shipwrecks and underwater locations. This field has the potential to shed light on our understanding of history and offer a unique glimpse into the past.

With that, I hoped to take part in preserving Egypt’s underwater cultural heritage and to dive deep into the complex maritime archaeology theories and explanations of past communities. Clearly, I was particularly interested in the programme’s emphasis on underwater survey and excavation, as well as the conservation of waterlogged finds.

On the other hand, as an advocate for climate action, this scholarship was just perfect because marine archaeological sites are seriously threatened by climate change and because research in this area can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable future. Maritime archaeologists can help limit climate change’s impact by studying the past, raising awareness, and developing new technologies. And I would love to be one of these archaeologists.

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