DONABATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK Tuesday 15th October 2019

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DONABATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK Tuesday 15th October 2019

Post by Bunny » 26 Sep 2019, 23:24

DONABATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Date: 15th October 2019
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Venue: St Patricks Hall - Donabate
Admission fee: €5.00

ILLUSTRATED TALK BY Cormac Lowth


TITLE OF TALK: The Roman Wrecks of Lake Nemi

Cormac will give a talk on The Roman Wrecks of Lake Nemi, one of the greatest underwater archaeological discoveries and recoveries of all time. Cormac will be giving a fascinating account of the history of the excavation and conservation of two gigantic Roman ships from the time of the emperor Caligula, from the bottom of a small lake in the Alban Hills near Rome. The excavations took six years to complete.

The ships were recovered from the lake during the reign of the Fascist Government under Mussolini. It is a story of great endeavour and ultimately of great tragedy. Cormac will be showing a great many rare and interesting illustrations during the lecture.



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