Tuesday Treasure

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Death, when it came, was sudden and cruel. The individual, either a crew member or passenger, was trapped on board when the huge ship foundered. Dashed on the rocks, the vessel slid beneath the waves, tumbled down an undersea cliff, and swiftly became buried in sediment on the seabed.

Now, more than 2,000 years later, archaeologists have recovered the bones of the individual they now call Pamphilos. Thought to be a man in his late teens to early 20s, he was on the ship sailing from Asia Minor to Rome when disaster struck off the tiny Greek island of Antikythera between Crete and the Peloponnese.

The catastrophe in the first century BC scattered the ship’s cargo across the seabed. It lay there until 1900, when sponge divers found it by chance in 50 metres of water. Salvage operations have since hauled up stunning bronze and marble statues, ornate glass and pottery, gold jewellery, and an extraordinary geared device – the Antikythera mechanism – which modelled the heavens. The cargo, for good reason, is considered the most spectacular ever found from antiquity.

@ TG

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13 Responses to Tuesday Treasure

  1. David B. Benson says:

    The Antikythera mechanism is a marvel.

  2. David B. Benson says:

    Personal Health: Don’t take osteoarthritis lying down.

    In today’s TNYT.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    Noon.

  4. Den says:

    Four forty six

  5. David B. Benson says:

    The usual 12 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. Then from the corner of Campus Street and Spokane Avenue the usual counterclockwise to C Street. The daily total was 120 minutes as I took a detour through the low part of the arboretum and back past the big bears. A Swainson’s hawk and the big flock of small black birds, a couple of tidings of magpies and the sound of a dove or something similar. Lovely day so quite a few people out walking, jogging, running, bicycling and scooting.

    Tired feet.

    Day 3: 221+120=341 minutes.

  6. David B. Benson says:

    MoveOn . org has many good petitions worth signing.

  7. Den says:

    S10 sold and down the road, broke even, ugh. Time to take a break from cars, looking for pre-smog car, with so many computer issues in cars sending people flocking to the dealerships.
    $$$$$$ Me so poor, 😦

  8. Den says:

    Jim, Dodgers vs Giants, slap-happy get together LOL!

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