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KINGSTONâ€”Croatian archaeologist Irena RadiĂ§ Rossi visited the University of Rhode Island recently to speak on a fascinating discovery underneath the waves of the Adriatic Sea; a Venetian galleon which never saw port again, sinking off the Dalmatian coast in the fall of 1583.
â€śToday, an international team of archaeologists and archivists are piecing together the fascinating history of everyone connected to the ill-fated ship, which belonged to the Gagliana family of Dubrovnik,â€ť said Bridget Buxton, professor of history at URI and organizer of the event. â€śSo far the story includes the Ottoman Sultan Murad III and his mother, a Venetian lady abducted and sold to the harem of Selim II by the famous pirate Barbarossa; the Doge of Venice, NicolĂ˛ da Ponte, and the Grand Duke of Florence, Francesco I deâ€™ Medici.â€ť
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