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We are pleased to welcome Ufuk Kocabaş to Boston!

Salvaged excavations conducted in Istanbul have unearthed the remains of Constantinople’s Theodocian Harbor – now lying about 300m from today’s shoreline. Among the thousands of archaeological artifacts, 37 Byzantine shipwrecks have been found and are being conserved by a team lead by Mr. Kocabaş. This is the biggest collection of medieval ships uncovered at a single excavation site!

Professor Kocabaş currently directs the Department of Conservation and Restoration and the Division of Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects at Istanbul University. He is head of the Commission of Underwater Archaeology in Turkish Underwater Sports Federation and is on a committed for the the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO.