Kindly donated by Henry “Bud” Fisher, a local Kempsville resident, the newest addition to the Regent University Library Special Collections & Archives is a 2,000-year-old Greek vase, or amphora. Mr. Fisher’s grandfather and great uncle discovered the amphora in a shipwreck as they were sponge diving off the coast of Greece in the early 1900s.
Mr. Fisher told archivist Don Gantz that the shipwreck was located off the island of Trikeri, down the peninsula from the city of Volos. The two brothers were diving after a storm, which may have been the reason the shipwreck was exposed. The amphora was in a rack on board ship, and it still had a cork and some residue vinegar wine in it. Other items discovered in the ship, including statues, were sold to the British Museum.
The donation is given in memory of Fisher’s grandparents, “beloved YaYa and PaPou Constantine.”