The Yenikapı Byzantine‐Era Shipwrecks, Istanbul, Turkey: a preliminary report and inventory of the 27 wrecks studied by Istanbul University

  title={The Yenikapı Byzantine‐Era Shipwrecks, Istanbul, Turkey: a preliminary report and inventory of the 27 wrecks studied by Istanbul University},
  author={Ufuk Kocabaş},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  pages={5 - 38}
  • Ufuk Kocabaş
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
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