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Re: [History] Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage: "Sunken Empire

K Wyer Lane,

[Thank you for the reference. I hope that everyone at AfriGeneas reads your post and checks out Dr. Eugene Lyon's interview.]

Dr Eugene Lyon states in his radio interview that in researching at the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain he came upon a bundle - out of the 50 million documents - that gave Mel Fisher's group information leading to the recovery of the Nuestra Senora De Atocha.

This raises some questions for me.

Can we assume that the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage international traveling exhibition of "Sunken Empire: Shipwrecks from Spain's Golden Age" will indeed be going to Spain?

Will Dr. Lyon be part of this tour?

Will there be any illumination of the contents of those documents beyond their links to the shipwrecks and artifacts?

Will the traveling exhibition highlight the multicultural connections between Africa, Spain and the Americas?

You mentioned that two of the survivors of the Nuestra Senora De Atocha were Blacks.
Will their story be part of this exhibition?

I may be getting ahead of myself with all these questions. Forgive me.
I'm still profoundly moved by Madeleine Burnside's book, especially her afterword 'The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie'.

I didn't see the schedule for the exhibition on the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage website.
I hope it travels near New Mexico before it goes abroad!

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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