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Intricate Bronze Art from Igbo-Uwu

Return to Igbo-Ukwu

This is the story of two Cambridge researchers returning to Igbo-Ukwu a 9th Century archaeological site in Nigeria, excavated in 1959 and 1964. Hundreds of intricate sophisticated bronze, copper and iron art objects (ca 900 AD). This archaeological work was interrupted by the Biafran War. This talk will describe the return visit and hopes for the future.

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Ryan Harris swimming over the bow of HMS Investigator.  © Parks Canada  Brett Seymour, NPS

The search for Franklin's lost ships: a talk by marine archaeologist Ryan Harris

Wed 16 January 2013

Scott Polar Research Institute

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY, NOT THURSDAY 17 JANUARY AS LISTED INCORRECTLY IN THE UNIVERSITY'S WHAT'S ON E-BULLETIN

NOW FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE EMAIL TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST

After battling ice, lead poisoning and Arctic weather conditions, the explorer Sir John Franklin and his entire crew of 129 perished on a search for Canada's Northwest Passage in 1845. Their ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were lost and haven't been found to this day. This tragic expedition captivated the Victorian public and became the stuff of legend.

Ryan Harris, an underwater archaeologist with the Canadian Government, has been involved in four campaigns to track down the Franklin vessels. This is a unique experience to hear from one of the investigators trying to piece together their story.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

FULLY BOOKED

Enquiries: Rosie Amos Website Email: ra395@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 336540

Timing

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Wed 16 January 2013 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Venue

Address: Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
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