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The Shipwreck at Assarca Island, Eritrea
Institute of Nautical Archaeology ^ | Revised January 1996 | Ralph K. Pedersen, M.A.

Posted on 10/17/2004 9:22:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

It is not known whether the wood fragments were wreck material, or if they were associated with the remains of a Stalin's Organ lying nearby. No other artifacts, including anchors, were found despite the digging of several small test pits approximately 15 cm. deep to determine the extent of the wreck. It is probable more artifacts lie under the sand, as well as concreted into the coral. My original opinion of the date of the pottery was 7th century...I believed, however, a date a few centuries earlier or later was also possible. Research has revealed that my initial dating was accurate... The wreck at Assarca Island is a unique find. From the evidence of other archaeological finds, the wreck appears to date from the 4th to 7th centuries after Christ. As far as we know, no other ancient wreck has been found in the southern Red Sea. Indeed, with the possible exception of a Roman shipwreck at Zabargad Island, Egypt, it is the oldest shipwreck yet found in the entire Red Sea... Our knowledge of ancient maritime trade on the Red Sea relies in great part on classical authors such as Pliny the Younger and the anonymous author of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. These writers recorded the kinds of cargoes carried by Red Sea ships during the period of the Roman/Byzantine Empire and the Kingdom of Aksum... [C]oins of Aksumite and Roman/Byzantine origin may be present... If coins are present, we should be able to discover the year of the ship's sinking. In turn, we will be able to date accurately the ceramics, providing a chronology for sites on land where similar materials are found.

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1 posted on 10/17/2004 9:22:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv
a Stalin's Organ lying nearby

And which one of the Commie's organs was lying nearby...?

2 posted on 10/17/2004 9:46:37 PM PDT by freebilly (Freebilly O'Reilly-- No Spin But Good Vibrations....)
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I figured some troublemaker would say somethin' like that. ;')

As you no doubt know, a Stalin's Organ was a launch platform for dozens of short range, non-guided missiles, and based on a similar German design called, hmm, it's called, "I can't find the ****ed book I need right now" (of course, translated from German). ;')

The Egyptians may have lost a Stalin's Organ overboard while transporting it to Yemen during the late 1950s-early 1960s intervention there. Egypt had up to 85,000 troops in Yemen, struggling to establish a socialist republic, while Saudi Arabia struggled to create a monarchic regime there. Egypt introduced chemical weapons to the Middle East, and used them for the first time against targets in Saudi Arabia. Not until the Iran-Iraq war were chemical weapons used again in the region, AFAIK.


3 posted on 10/17/2004 9:54:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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hanks for the info!


4 posted on 10/17/2004 10:02:53 PM PDT by freebilly (Freebilly O'Reilly-- No Spin But Good Vibrations....)
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5 posted on 10/17/2004 10:03:30 PM PDT by freebilly (Freebilly O'Reilly-- No Spin But Good Vibrations....)
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[singing] ...a drink with jam and bread...


6 posted on 10/17/2004 10:07:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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