Using advanced technology to locate, study, and protect maritime heritage in the Mediterranean
RPM Nautical Foundation is a non-profit IRS US 509 (a) (3) research and educational organization that performs maritime archaeological research in the Mediterranean. Our supported institution is the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Donations to RPM Nautical Foundation are tax-deductible to the same extent as a US 501 (c) (3) entity.
The primary goals of RPMNF are to advance the field of nautical archaeology by using the latest maritime technologies to locate underwater cultural heritage – submerged sites containing historic or older shipwrecks and human habitation sites that are precious and irreplaceable time capsules of our history and culture. RPM’s projects, carried out in conjunction with host governments, are a crucial component in the effort to protect submerged archaeological sites and maritime heritage in the Mediterranean.
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RPM Nautical Foundation brings new technologies to bear to bring to light critical new discoveries of underwater cultural heritage in the Mediterranean Sea, the birthplace of so much of the world’s cultural history. RPM’s discoveries include dozens of unique and irreplaceable ancient ships that are time capsules of their respective eras; the remains of the pivotal naval battle that ended the First Punic War (264-241 BCE) and allowed Ancient Rome to emerge as the focal point of the Mediterranean for more than a thousand years; and numerous passenger ships, warships, and other remains of our seafaring history from the Bronze Age to the Cold War. Donations are critically needed to support our projects. Donations to RPM Nautical Foundation are tax-deductible to the same extent as a US 501 (c) (3) entity.
The remains of a wooden ship found along the Albanian coast
Molunat 1 Wreck
A ceramic deposit consisting of tableware and Corinthian B amphoras found off Croatia
Molunat 2 Wreck
A wrecksite found off Croatia with preserved anchors and small, wrought-iron swivel guns