21.11.2011 - Culture Sector

"Amazing History under Water" an evening conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO 2001 Convention

© NOAA. Titanic-bow seen from the Russian MIR I submersible

Brussel, On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001), UNESCO prepares a evening conference on submerged archaeological sites.

This evening conference on submerged archaeological sites will join three of the most reputed underwater archaeologists worldwide. They will relate their experience of astounding historic places under water. They will give their accounts of ancient sunken wrecks of Kublai Khan, destroyed by the legendary Kamikaze wind, of sunken cities and prehistoric landscapes now covered by the water and of the famed luxury liner Titanic, which’s sinking will have its 100th anniversary next year.

Date: 12 December 2011, 19.00. 

Address: Auditorium QC, building Q, campus of the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, Metro 5: stops Pétillon/Delta or train station Etterbeek.

The conference will be held in English language.

Entry is free.


Please register with Marine Bardon m.bardon(at)unesco.org or Rik Lettany hlettany(at)vub.ac.be.

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