Robert Marx At Foosaner Art Museum June 6

By  //  May 4, 2013


ABOVE VIDEO: Footage cut from the documentary featuring Bob Marx in 1971 narrated by Ron Sterling of the Twilight Zone about the exploration of the Nuestra Senora de la Maravillas, lost on the little Bahama Bank in 1656. 

Legendary underwater archaeologist and renowned deep sea explorer is founding member of the Council on Underwater Archaeology.

BREVARD COUNTY • EAU GALLIE, FLORIDA —The Florida Institute of Technology Foosaner Art Museum will present undersea explorer Robert Marx June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Harris Community Auditorium. His free lecture is titled “Underwater Archaeology Around the World.”

Robert Marx is one of the pioneer American scuba divers and is best known for his work with shipwrecks and sunken treasure. (Image for
Robert Marx is one of the pioneer American scuba divers and is best known for his work with shipwrecks and sunken treasure. (Image for

Marx will share his life-long odyssey of exploring ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities in over 60 countries. His explorations began at age 13 with the discovery of a California gold rush ship loaded with gold coins and climaxed with his recent excavation of a Spanish galleon lost in 1654 off the coast of Ecuador, netting vast treasures.

He is now preparing for a deep water shipwreck excavation using a manned-submersible near the Azore Islands in the Mid-Atlantic.


He has authored 64 books and over 900 popular articles and archaeological reports and has been knighted in three countries. For example, he was decorated a Knight Commander in the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Spanish government for his re-enactment of the “Nina II” of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage of exploration.

0203bobmarx5“Almost all of my life has been devoted to the field of underwater archaeology. The focus of my research has mainly been on the Spanish treasure fleets, shipwrecks, naval warfare, ship construction, pre-Columbian voyages to the New World and the history of diving and salvage,” said Marx.

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The Foosaner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Old Eau Gallie District of Melbourne, Florida (map below).

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. General admission is $5; $3, seniors; $2, children and students with I.D.; free for museum members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and students with I.D. Thursdays are free for everyone.

For more information call 321-674-8916 or log on to

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