Dalian Maritime University, China’s cradle of navigators, is a pioneer in safeguarding China’s navigation culture. Join me as I dive deep into its vital intangible cultural heritage safeguarding activities.
Last Friday, I was invited to speak at “Friday with Friends” with Friends of the Museums Singapore (FOMS). I spoke of China’s Swimming Dragons; those ships which plied the Maritime Silk Route. Join me for the first of a two-part special on China’s Maritime Silk Route shipwrecks.
The great George Bass has crossed the bar this week, aged 88. An inspiration to underwater archaeologists everywhere, in 1960, he directed the excavation of Turkey’s Cape Gelidonya Bronze Age shipwreck (c. 1200 BCE), and it was the start, as they say, of a brilliant career.
Do you think of underwater archaeology when considering maritime security? Not so long ago, CIMSEC, the Centre for Maritime Security, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank established to foster the discussion on securing our seas, interviewed me about just that.
In 1405, Admiral Zhèng Hé set sail on the first of seven voyages to the Western Ocean. Today, these are considered some of the greatest voyages of maritime history, yet the remains of a Treasure Ship has never been found. Join me on my quest to determine if these ships are myth or reality!