Port Royal : The Sunken City Hardback
The true story of the city of Port Royal in Jamaica.
In 1692 an earthquake and tidal wave caused the city to sink beneath the sea.
Robert F. Marx was one of the men caught up in the legends of buried treasure and this book describes the fulfillment of his childhood dream: a two-and-a-half year exploration of the historic Jamaican port.
The first investigation of the site by a trained marine archaeologist, his expedition discovered thousands of perfectly preserved artifacts of life in the 17th century city: silver and pewter ware; brass, iron and wooden tools; and much more, including two hoards of classic buried treasure: Spanish pieces of eight.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 46 colour photographs, 6 b&w photographs
- Publisher: AquaPress
- Publication Date: 01/11/2003
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780954406011