Secrets from Beneath the Waves

11 September 2019

“3 seasons at sea, more than 2000 km2 of seabed surveyed, 65 nearly intact shipwrecks discovered; the story of the Black Sea retold” - this would be the shortest possible summary of what has been deemed the largest and most ambitious maritime archaeological expedition in history – Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project. 

This talk aims to take the auditorium to the Black Sea anoxic abyss, on a quest for answers: Was there a Black Sea deluge and can it be related to the narrative of the Biblical flood? Who were the ancient civilisations that lived and sailed on the Black Sea and what can we learn from the extraordinary archaeological remains discovered on the seabed? Never has a body of water been approached by maritime archaeologists on such a scale. Never have the results been so fascinating. A hidden database of geological history, an important case-study on climate change and a treasure trove of ships from Ancient Greece to the Modern Age. These are just a few of the reasons to describe the Black Sea as the World’s largest underwater museum.

Dr Dragomir Garbov was born in Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. He studied at the Rhenish Frederick William’s University in Bonn (Germany) and the New Bulgarian University in Sofia (Bulgaria) where in 2015 he obtained his PhD. In his line of work Dragomir has led and participated in numerous scientific projects, archaeological excavations and surveys. His current research focuses on seafaring on the Western Black Sea in the golden age of sail.


Image Credit: Render of a nearly intact Ottoman Era shipwreck; courtesy of Black Sea MAP.

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
    Find us on a Map
  • Cost: $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum and their guests $40 for the general public $10 for students
  • RSVP: Please follow the link below for registration:
  • Registration:https://secretsbeneathwaves.eventbrite.com.au
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    W Nicholson Museum 
  • More info: The Nicholson Museum is open to the public and has free admission;
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays


Secrets from Beneath the Waves

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
Find us on a Map
When

11 September 2019


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