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 013: Discover Amphora & Shipwrecks in the Underwater Port of Sanitja


Fernando Contreras Rodrigo (Lleida. Spain - 1967)

Director of the excavations at Sanitja and of the Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria since 1997. President of the association "Sa Nitja. Gestión del Patrimonio Mediterráneo" founded in 1993. He obtained the Prize Fundació "la Caixa" in 1992: "Revalorització Ciutats Romanes de Catalunya i Illes Balears". FPI U.A.B. Internship 1991-95. His research fields are: Romanization in Minorca; Archaeological software; Cultural management; Museum development for the heritage of Sanitja and the Cap de Cavalleria. Director of the excavations in Mago (Pla Mirall, 2000-2002), Iamo (Correos, 1999), and Sanisera (Prospection 1993-1995, Excavation 1996-1998). His projects involving Minorca's cultural heritage include: Defense Tower in Fornells (CIM – 1996), Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria (Leader II – 1997), Cavalleria Lighthouse (Futures – 1998).


Antonio TalaveraAntonio J. Talavera (Menorca, Spain, 1985)

Professional archaeologist focused in underwater archaeology. He is currently co-directing the underwater research of the Classical Roman Mediterranean Ports of Sanisera (Menorca, Spain) and Portus Iulius (Naples, Italy) conducted annually by The Sanisera Archaeology Institute. He studied Humanities in the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain) (2006-2011), completing his degree with an MA in Classical Archaeology in the University of Granada (2012-2013) with a research titled “Amphorae studies of the port of Sanitja seabed from 2nd century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. (Es Mercadal, Menorca)”. From 2014 to nowadays his investigations led to the publication of several articles specialized in underwater archaeology of the Sanisera Port.

Tatiana Valente photoTatiana Valente. (Aveiro, Portugal 1988)

Working with the Sanisera Archaeology Institute since 2006, she has joined our team after volunteering in one of our programs in Menorca, Spain. When graduated in Archaeology in 2010 from Oporto University (Portugal), she became officially one of our archaeologist, working on our several projects since then. Among being our pottery specialist and researcher, she's also responsible for the Sanisera roman city excavation and for several of the archaeological tours throughout Europe.



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