SHIPS ON LAND ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE
November 7, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
DORIS DUKE THEATRE, HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
Strange Things: Ships on Land in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Dr. Shelley Wachsmann,
Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology, Texas A&M University.
Watercraft, by definition, are meant to move over water, not land. In fact, there were a number of reasons and occasions when ships and boats were transported overland in antiquity and a number of ways in which to accomplish this. This lecture examines the evidence for ships, boats—and particularly their replicas—having been transported overland, the reasons for doing so, and the different manners in which this was done, particularly in Egypt and Greece.
LLEA ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, Mānoa Campus
Robert Littman, (808) 956-4173, email@example.com