Item description for Christopher Columbus and the Mystery of the Bell of the Santa Maria by Roberto Mazzara...
In this unique volume, hundreds of archival and specially commissioned photographs accompany a penetrating analysis to fit together the pieces of the many puzzles surrounding Christopher Columbus. The controversial revelations of this book, derived from the interpretation of ancient maps and the results of underwater exploration, will thrill armchair adventurers and intrigue history buffs who have long craved more information on the mysterious identity of the legendary explorer.This fascinating volume takes readers on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious life of Christopher Columbus. The authors present fresh insight into the identity of Columbus, revealing new and surprising discoveries into his lineage and true identity. The latter part of the book is devoted to one of the most important events in modern archaeology: the search for the diving bell of the flagship of Columbus' expedition, The Santa Maria, discovered in 1994.
Engineer Roberto Mazzara specializes in the use of robots and other cutting-edge technology for underwater salvaging. He is best known for having found the diving bell of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus' fleet, which he discovered in 1994 off the northern coast of Portugal. Consuelo Varela is a researcher at the School of Hispanic American Studies in Seville. Her work examines the early years of exploration with a particular focus on Columbus and Vespucci.
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Release Date Oct 28, 2008
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854403962 ISBN13 9788854403963