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Shipwreck artifact, Mahdia wreck (Toulon, France) - 1954

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Date made: 1954
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: Toulon, France
Measurements: 2" x 2"

Marble Ionic capital (top of column) from the ancient Roman shipwreck of Mahdia, Tunisia; on display in the Navy Yard at Toulon, France, in 1954 (likely retrieved from the wrecksite during a Cousteau expedition). (CC)


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thumbnail Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor