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Visiting Nautical Specialists to the Expedition at Mersa Gawasis/Wadi Gawasis on the Red Sea, Egypt

The IMRD is supporting several visiting nautical specialists to the expedition at Mersa Gawasis/Wadi Gawasis on the Red Sea, Egypt. This is believed to be one of ancient Egypt's Middle Kingdom trading ports to the lost land of Punt. Conducted by the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy) and Boston University, Boston (USA), under the direction of Prof. Rodolfo Fattovich and Prof. Kathryn A. Bard. Dr. Claire Calcagno and Dr. Chiara Zazzaro are in charge of ship-related elements from the sites.

Principal Investigators:
Dr. Rodolfo Fattovich - Instituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy) - alternate link
Dr. Kathryn A. Bard
- Boston University, Boston (USA)

Dr. Claire Calcagno - Boston University, Boston (USA)
Dr. Chiara Zazzaro - University of Naples "l'Orientale," Naples (Italy)

Visiting Nautical Specialists, supported by the IMRD:

Pearce Paul Creasman
Noreen Doyle

Edward Rogers

Project Details:
The visiting nautical specialists supported by the IMRD will attend part of the December 2006-January 2007 field season of the archaeological expedition at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis (Red Sea, Egypt) as guests of the project. Ms. Doyle has expertise in ancient Egyptian iconography and Mr. Creasman and Mr. Roger in ancient Egyptian hull construction and technique.

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