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By John M. McManamon

Sometime round 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to elevate tremendous Roman vessels from the ground of the lago di Nemi, simply south of Rome. via that point, neighborhood fishermen have been fouling their nets and infrequently convalescing stray items from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no inspiration of the scale of the gadgets he used to be trying to get well, Alberti failed.

for many of the following 500 years, a number of makes an attempt have been made to get better the vessels. eventually, in 1928, Mussolini ordered the draining of the lake to take away the vessels and position them at the lake shore. In 1944, the ships burned in a hearth that used to be more often than not blamed at the Germans.

John M. McManamon connects those makes an attempt at underwater archaeology with the Renaissance curiosity in reconstructing the prior with a purpose to have an effect on the current. Nautical and marine archaeologists, in addition to scholars and students of Renaissance heritage and historiography, will have fun with this masterfully researched and gracefully written work.

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