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Dragon Sea - A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed Off the Coast of Vietnam

Frank Pope

When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound-dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel-teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream enterprise. The Stakes were high: The Hoi An wreck lay hundreds of feet down in a typhoon-prone stretch of water off the coast of Vietnam known as the Dragon Sea. Raising its contents required saturation diving, a crew of 160, and a fleet of boats. The costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high: Bound would revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics, and his partner would make a fortune auctioning off the pieces. Hired as the project's manager, Frank Pope watched the tumultuous drama of the Hoi An unfold. In Dragon Sea he delivers an engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition-a fascinating object lesson in what happens when scholarship and money join forces to recover lost treasure.

When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound-dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel-teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream enterprise. The Stakes were high: The Hoi An wreck lay hundreds of feet down in a typhoon-prone stretch of water off the coast of Vietnam known as the Dragon Sea. Raising its contents required saturation diving, a crew of 160, and a fleet of boats. The costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high: Bound would revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics, and his partner would make a fortune auctioning off the pieces. Hired as the project's manager, Frank Pope watched the tumultuous drama of the Hoi An unfold. In Dragon Sea he delivers an engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition-a fascinating object lesson in what happens when scholarship and money join forces to recover lost treasure.
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Genres:

History

Description:

When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound-dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel-teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream enterprise. The Stakes were high: The Hoi An wreck lay hundreds of feet down in a typhoon-prone stretch of water off the coast of Vietnam known as the Dragon Sea. Raising its contents required saturation diving, a crew of 160, and a fleet of boats. The costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high: Bound would revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics, and his partner would make a fortune auctioning off the pieces. Hired as the project's manager, Frank Pope watched the tumultuous drama of the Hoi An unfold. In Dragon Sea he delivers an engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition-a fascinating object lesson in what happens when scholarship and money join forces to recover lost treasure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

11h 4m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:45


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:16