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John R. Hale is an archaeologist at the University of Louisville, with degrees in archaeology from Yale and Cambridge. Hale's fieldwork ranges from the Delphic Oracle in Greece to a Paleo-Christian church in Portugal. Underwater investigations include ancient shipwrecks at Caesarea Maritima in Israel and submerged Maya ruins in Guatemala. His discoveries have been published in Antiquity and Scientific American, and his book on the ancient Athenian navy, Lords of the Sea, was published by Viking Penguin. Fascinated by music from an early age, John Hale also joined an interdisciplinary team that reconstructed and performed on an ancient Greek salpinx, or trumpet.