ARCHAEOLOGY IS fascinating. It’s like detective work on very old, very cold cases. Today, we discuss the case of a maritime disaster that nearly claimed 276 lives in the Mediterranean Sea more than 1,950 years ago.
Several years ago, Mark Gatt, a researcher, diver, and native of the island nation of Malta, discovered a 3/4-ton lead anchor stock near Salina Bay, off the northeast coast of Malta. As a result of his find, Gatt wrote the book PAVLVS: The Shipwreck 60 A.D.
Mark joined us by telephone from Malta to discuss claims that the Egyptian grain ship carrying the apostle Paul and Luke the physician sank off the southern coast of Malta. In his view, the strongest evidence indicates that the ship went down instead off the northern coast, near the spot where he discovered the Roman anchor.
For a review of PAVLVS: The Shipwreck 60 A.D., please see this article by Gordon Franz of Associates for Biblical Research. For Mark’s most recent article for the Malta Independent on Paul’s shipwreck, click here.
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