06-11-2017 by Leni Frau
There is something interesting under the Indian Ocean off Malindi.
This is the sensation of one of the most important Italian marine archaeologists, Professor Sebastiano Tusa, who with his Kenyan colleague Caesar Bita and his team composed of sonar expert Fabio Di Iorio and researcher Claudio Di Franco, have been probing the seabed off Ngomeni every day for a few days, in an open sea area not far from the San Marco base.
Saturday's day was spent localizing the possible wreckage of a Portuguese vessel with a patient computerized scanning work which, despite the turbid waters of these days due to the rains and currents that carry the muddy debris of the Sabaki River, can be glimpsed from the on-board screens.
On Sunday, ocean conditions allowed diving to try to understand what can be hidden along those coordinates.
"There is certainly some wood, under the layers of sand and earth at the bottom of the ocean - explains Tusa - we will have to dig and something will come to light, hopefully what we expect to discover".
The pleasant discovery has encouraged Italian and Kenyan archaeologists to scan and dive again, until they find other interesting seabed avalanches that could reveal other remains of vessels of the past.
"We have identified another area that until now was unknown - admitted Bita - we will come back there in the next few days because it is possible that there is something interesting".
This collaboration could open up new scenarios for underwater research in Kenya, which could encourage the Government to invest in this relatively new field for the African country, making use of Italian experts, who are known to be among the best in the world.
It is a great day for Kenyan marine archaeology.
In Malindi, three experts from Italian seabed arrived at Malindi: Sebastiano Tusa, the Superintendent of the Sea of Sicily, and his two collaborators Claudio Di Franco and Fabio Di Iorio.
Malindi could be one of Africa's most important destinations for marine archeology.
In the depths off the north coast of Kenya are hidden secrets of over 2000 years of history.
It was already the Phoenicians, and then the ancient Romans, to...
A great encore for the Italian violinist Francesco D'Orazio, who after having enchanted the audience at the National Museum of Malindi on Tuesday, two days ago he performed at the National Theatre in Nairobi, before an audience that for days...
Kenya's potential in the field of archaeological research is well known, even if above all it is those of earth, mainly connected to the important findings that concern our proto-antheniated in the area of Lake Turkana.
"Immersions, a violin a voice and the echo of centuries" is an unprecedented event for the National Museum of Malindi, which marks the confirmation of a process undertaken with the Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi and the Italian Embassy...
Two days of concerts, exhibitions, artistic productions and handicrafts at the Malindi Museum for the now usual happening "Malindi International Art & Culture Extravaganza", which takes place Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September throughout the day and most of the...
An evening of other times and maybe Malindi, when you filled the Stardust disco, a temple of good nights on the coast, even in the afternoon.
Times in which football matches...
by Freddie del Curatolo
Surely yesterday afternoon the National Museum hosted the greatest virtuoso of a musical instrument ever landed in Malindi.
The event organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi, which in addition to the free concert violinist Francesco D'Orazio has...
The event organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in Malindi tomorrow night will have as guest of honor the Ambassador of Italy in Nairobi Mauro Massoni.
The National Museum of the town, behind Uhuru Garden, will be inaugurated the...
by Freddie del Curatolo
A good news of life in August is a bit sad for events that have deprived us of friends and fellowships of the Italian community on the coast of Kenya.
Yesterday night in Mombasa was born Francesco, the eldest son...