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Life After Disaster: A Conversation with Archaeologist Sandy MacGillivray

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Canadian archaeologist Alexander “Sandy” MacGillivray studies disasters for a living. He’s an expert on one of the worst cataclysms in history, the eruption of the volcano on Thera (present-day Santorini, Greece) around 1500 B.C. Thera blackened the world’s skies, sent… More»

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      Parisian dealers purchased imported Chinese porcelain from the Dutch East Indies Company in Amsterdam, the main European importer for many years. 

      How much porcelain was really shipped?

      In 1752, a sunken European ship lost 223,303 pieces of porcelain. Oops.

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