Israel’s Marine Archaeology Treasures – An Endangered Cultural Resource

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By: Ehud Galili and Sarah Arenson

The Maritime cultural heritage of Israel is an integral part of human history, from the Neolithic revolution to the first Empires as well as the foundation of monotheistic religions. Responsibly preserving that heritage is an immense challenge.

Excavations and surveys revealed harbors and anchorages, prehistoric settlements inundated by the sea, shipwrecks and their cargoes and various coastal settlements and installations. These cultural assets represent important historical milestones, while demonstrating the continuous relationship between humans and the sea.


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