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David Gibbins – A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks

Monday 13 May, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Fowey Town Hall

Drawing on decades of experience excavating shipwrecks around the world, renowned maritime archaeologist, David Gibbins, reveals the riches beneath the waves and shows us how the treasures found there can be a porthole to the past, to tell a new story about the world and its underwater secrets. From a Bronze Age ship built during the age of Queen Nefertiti and filled with ancient treasures, a Viking warship made for King Cnut himself, Henry VIII’s spectacular Mary Rose and the golden age of the Tudor court, to the exploration of the Arctic, the tragic story of HMS Terror and tales of bravery and endurance aboard HMS Gairsoppa in World War Two, these are the stories of some of the greatest underwater discoveries of all time. A rich and exciting narrative, this is not just the story of those ships and the people who sailed on them, the cargo and treasure they carried and their tragic fate. This is also the story of the spread of people, religion and ideas around the world, a story of colonialism and migration which continues today. David will be in conversation with Dr Helen Doe.



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David Gibbins – A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks - 13/05 - 4pm
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