Gibbins learned to scuba dive at the age of 15 in Canada, and dived under ice, on shipwrecks and in caves while he was still at school. He has led numerous underwater archaeology expeditions around the world, including five seasons excavating ancient Roman shipwrecks off Sicily and a survey of the submerged harbour of ancient Carthage. In he was part of an international team excavating a 5th century BC shipwreck off Turkey. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. After holding a Research Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background.
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Early life[ edit ] Gibbins was born in in Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , Canada, to British parents who were academic scientists. He qualified as a scuba diver in Canada at the age of 15, and since then has dived extensively around the world.
In — he was part of an international team excavating a 5th-century BC shipwreck off Turkey. His publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. Since he had been a full-time writer and independent scholar. In he co-founded the research group Cornwall Maritime Archaeology, which has made numerous shipwreck discoveries off south-west England.
In he rediscovered the wreck of the Schiedam, a ship involved in the evacuation of English Tangier in and associated with Samuel Pepys  , and in the site of the President, an English East Indiaman . In on another wreck he discovered a unique 16th century copper-alloy statuette of the crucified Christ attributable to Guglielmo della Porta. His first novel, Atlantis , published in the UK in and the US in , was published in 30 languages.
Since then he has written ten further novels which have been published in more than editions internationally. His main series is based on the fictional maritime archaeologist Jack Howard and his team, and forms contemporary thrillers involving a plausible archaeological backdrop.
He has also written two historical novels set in ancient Rome.
Beschreibung bei Amazon David Gibbins was born in in Canada to English parents who were both academic scientists. He traveled around the world with his parents as a boy by sea. He is a proud achiever of First class honors from the University of Bristol in Ancient Mediterranean studies. He also has a PhD from Cambridge university as a Research scholar of the Corpus Christi college, specializing in Archeology which he completed in He spent most of his 90s at the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in the school of Archeology, classics and oriental studies. Gibbins spent ten years as an academic in England, teaching archeology and ancient history before becoming a full-time writer focusing on archeological thrillers inspired by his own experiences.
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