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2020 Project

Ribadeo Project (Spain) – 2020 INA Discovery Fund Recipient
Miguel San Claudio Santa Cruz (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

The Spanish galleon San Giacomo di Galizia, built in Naples for King Philip II, was lost in 1597 at Ribadeo, Spain. During the 2018 season, researchers identified and mapped the location of the remains, and trenched to assess hull and cargo preservation. In 2019, investigators will trench the midship section and record the keel and mast step, to interpret and reconstruct the ship’s lines. The team will also record the ship’s components and fasteners, which are largely unknown for this period.