When the Elephant Grew Fins: The Discovery of an Ancient Battle Landscape off Sicily
Sponsored by Ancient Studies Center at USF & AIA Tampa Bay
AIA Society Event: Tampa Bay
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marshall Center Oval Theater, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
Project Director Jeff Royal lectures on the astounding discovery made by nautical archaeologists on the sea floor west of Sicily: the debris field from a decisive naval battle fought between Rome and Carthage for control of Sicily in 241 BCE. Cargo, armor and warship rams are among the spectacular artifacts that testify to this pitched battle for naval supremacy. This discovery is highlighted in the Jan./Feb. issue of Archaeology.