Serçe Limani, Volume 2: The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck

Serçe Limani, Volume 2: The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck

by George F. Bass, Berta Lledo, Sheila Matthews, Robert H. Brill
     
 

ISBN-10: 160344064X

ISBN-13: 9781603440646

Pub. Date: 07/20/2009

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limani, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time. Known as "the Glass Wreck," it bore…  See more details below

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For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limani, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time. Known as "the Glass Wreck," it bore cargo that included three metric tons of glass cullet, including broken Islamic vessels and eighty pieces of intact glassware, along with various artifacts of ship life.

This second volume of the discovery’s investigation focuses on the excavation, conservation, and study of the glass found in the wreckage.

The extensive catalog will be a valuable tool for archaeologists and scholars of Islamic glass and Islamic trade. Further, the systematic methodology and presentation of such a large undertaking will serve as a model for future study across many disciplines.

 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603440646
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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