National Geographic : 1962 May
Prized finds - scarabs from Syria inscribed with hiero glyphics-suggest that the Bronze Age ship may have traded with that country. The remains of what ap peared to be a chest yielded the seals, plus maces and weights for a scale. Drafts man Terry Ball's rendering of a cylinder seal (top) shows a deity and two worshipers. Chipping cautiously, chief diver Frederic Dumas frees a limestone mass that pre served bits of the ship's hull. Numbered tags mark frag ments of wood protruding from rock. The deposits, six to eight inches thick and hard as concrete, covered vessel and cargo. Arm lashed to a rock, a draftsman braces against the current. With a pen cil he sketches cargo profiles on a sheet of frosted plastic. Nonchalant fish, a two-banded bream, ignores the intruder. EKTACHROMESBY HERB GREER(AROVE AND OPPOSITE AND PETER THROCKMORTON(i N.G.S.