Dendrochronological dating of the uluburun ship
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) who came into prominence with the dynasties of the Middle and New Kingdoms.
Many pharaohs from the 11th Dynasty onward include his name in theirs, as Amenemhet and Tutankhamen.
Bass and Cemal Pulak of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.
Due to the wreck’s tricky location on a steep rocky slope 50 metres beneath the surface, excavation time for each diver had to be limited to 20 minutes per dive, twice a day.
Turkish sponge divers were often consulted by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's (INA) survey team on how to identify ancient wrecks while diving for sponges.
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: atlantes (plural) telamon (Latin), caryatid (female)CATEGORY: structure DEFINITION: In Greek architecture, male figures which were so called for the story of Titan Atlas, in which humans were used instead of columns to support entablatures, balconies, or other projections.
Careful mapping of the distribution of objects allowed the excavators to distinguish between the cargo and the crew’s personal belongings.
The cargo included items from at least seven different cultures, including Mycenean (Greek), Syro-Palestinian (forerunners of the Phoenicians), Cypriot, Egyptian, Kassite, Assyrian and Nubian.
The main cargo was 10 tons of Cypriot copper in the form of 350 oxhide ingots (‘oxhide’ refers to the shape of the ingots, which had four legs or handles for easy lifting and transportation on horseback).
Also on board was a ton of tin ingots of unknown origin.