The Egadi 10 Warship: From Excavation To Exhibition

Author(s): Mateusz Polakowski

Year: 2016


The warships that took part in the Battle of the Egadi Islands (241 BC) have been investigated for over 10 years. The Egadi Islands Survey Project, a joint project of the Soprintendenza del Mare - Sicily and RPM Nautical Foundation aims to survey and excavate the battle site in order to better understand the events that took place at the Egadi Islands Battle. Interdisciplinary research and new technologies have allowed these studies to pursue new areas of inquiry previously unavailable. Three-dimensional technologies have provided new ways to record, reconstruct, and distribute the information gathered during fieldwork and subsequent study. This study will overview the ongoing methodologies used to document and interpret the Egadi 10 ramming warship. It will also discuss how these new technologies are preserving these artifacts and allowing for their greater accessibility to the general public.

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The Egadi 10 Warship: From Excavation To Exhibition. Mateusz Polakowski. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435090)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 161