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Archaeological sonar survey project, Motya cothon (Sicily, Italy) - Benedict J. E. Isserlin, 1971

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Date made: 1971-08-
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: Mozia, Sicily, Italy
Measurements: 2" x 2"

Prof. Benedict J. E. Isserlin stands by the sixth century BCE artificial "harbor" or drydock (cothon) on the Phoenician island-settlement of Motya, near Marsala in SW Sicily, in 1971. Harold E. Edgerton conducted sonar surveys along the island edge beyond the cothon in 1971 at the invitation of Prof. Isserlin. (CC)


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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
thumbnail Isserlin, Benedict J. E.