February 2019: Dr. Bridget Buxton, “Recent Underwater Discoveries at Caesarea Maritima, Israel

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3pm

The Dr.Esther Grushkin Memorial Lecture

*Lecture at the Noble Maritime Museum, Snug Harbor, Staten Island*

Dr. Bridget Buxton, Department of History, URI

Recent Underwater Discoveries at Caesarea Maritima, Israel

An introduction to the recent underwater work of the IAA Maritime Unit – University of Rhode Island – Oceangate Foundation collaboration in Israel, including the excavations of a medieval Fatimid gold hoard, a large fourth-century CE Roman shipwreck carrying a cargo of bronze and glass, and surprising new discoveries about the construction of the Biblical King Herod’s ancient harbor.

The Society is excited to present this lecture as a cooperative event with the Noble Maritime Museum.  After the lecture, there will be coffee and cake and a short tour of an exhibit in the galleries.

This Lecture will be held at the Noble Maritime Museum, Snug Harbor at 3 PM on Sunday, February 24th.

Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D
Staten Island, NY 10301

  • Meet the speaker over coffee and cake following each lecture. Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lectures (September and March) are free and open to all.
  • Archaeology Society of Staten Island (ASSI) lectures are free for ASSI and AIA members, students 22 years or younger and Wagner faculty and staff. (Please show ID)
  • Others may attend ASSI lectures for a suggested $10.00 donation or may join ASSI at the door.

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