SC university archaeologist plans Red Sea talk

CONWAY, SC (AP) - An archaelogist at Coastal Carolina University plans to talk about her work excavating sites along the Red Sea.

CCU archaeologist Cheryl Ward's illustrated presentation Thursday is called "4,000 Years of Red Sea Archaeology" and is sponsored by Psi Mu, the university's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Ward's talk at Wall Auditorium will centers on her work with the Sadana Island shipwreck as well as the excavations of sites that show ancient Egyptians made round-trip voyages of up to 2,000 miles to trade wine and weapons for frankincense, myrrh and gold.

Ward founded and co-directed the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Egypt and was a national speaker for the Archaeological Institute of America.

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