Ancient Remotely‐Operated Instruments Recovered Under Water off the Israeli Coast

  title={Ancient Remotely‐Operated Instruments Recovered Under Water off the Israeli Coast},
  author={Ehud Galili and Baruch Rosen},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  pages={283 - 294}
  • E. Galili, B. Rosen
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Underwater archaeological investigations in Israel have recovered instruments intended to be operated under water from a vessel on the surface, at depths and times beyond the ability of free divers. Some of these remotely‐operated devices, including salvaging‐rings, coral‐harvesting devices, and grapnels, are described, classified and discussed. These humble but efficient instruments, the prototypes of sophisticated modern instruments, fulfilled necessary tasks in antiquity and are still being… 

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