Fred Hiebert

Archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Fred Hiebert has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 20 years. His excavations span the globe, from ancient Silk Road sites in Asia to underwater archaeology projects in the Black Sea and South America. Fred curated a National Geographic Channels International-supported exhibition on Oman’s ancient treasure ships that included a recreation of the Jewel of Muscat, which sailed to Singapore along an ancient trade route in 2010. Fred holds positions with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Institute for Nautical Archaeology, and Robert Ballard's Institute for Exploration. Among other honors, he has received the Chairman's Award from the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration.

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