HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.”
– Victor Hugo

Initially developed to discover shipwrecks with the help of advanced technology, today, underwater history and archeology helps us understand our past and learn from it as we look toward the future. OceanGate Foundation is proud to support expeditions to uncover new discoveries in this area.

FEATURED EXPEDITIONS
New light on King Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea Maritima

Beginning in 2014, the Israel Antiquities Authority initiated an ambitious digital archaeology project to create a high-resolution 3D map of the submerged ancient port of Caesarea Maritima, Israel.

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Rescue excavation of a 1,600-year-old Roman merchantman

After winter storms scoured away sand from around the ancient harbor of Caesarea Maritima, Israel, local scuba divers came across the remnants of an ancient Roman merchant ship.

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Mapping a Civil War shipwreck in zero visibility: USS Hatteras

Off the coast of Galveston, Texas, we supported the use of sonar on the ocean floor for measurement, assessment, and photography with visibility from ten feet down to zero, while seas rolled three to five feet.

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