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David Gibbins (born 1962) is an underwater archaeologist and a bestselling novelist.

He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to English parents who were both academic scientists. He travelled around the world with them by sea as a boy, including four years living in New Zealand, before returning to Canada. He attended the University of Bristol, England, where he was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. He then went to Cambridge University as a Research Scholar of Corpus Christi College, where he completed a PhD in Archaeology in 1990.

Gibbins learned to scuba dive at the age of 15 in Canada, and dived under ice, on shipwrecks and in caves while he was still at school. He has led numerous underwater archaeology expeditions around the world, including five seasons excavating ancient Roman shipwrecks off Sicily and a survey of the submerged harbour of ancient Carthage. In 1999-2000 he was part of an international team excavating a 5th century BC shipwreck off Turkey. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. Most recently his fieldwork has taken him to the Arctic Ocean and to Mesoamerica.

After holding a Research Fellowship at Cambridge, he spent most of the 1990s as a Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool. On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background. His first novel, Atlantis, published in the UK in 2005 and the US in September 2006, has sold more than half a million copies and is published in 28 languages, and has been a No. 1 bestseller. His second novel, Crusader Gold, was published in the UK in July 2006 and the US in May 2007. Atlantis is also being made into a major film. His third novel, The Last Gospel (The Lost Tomb in US) was published in 2008.

Among his awards Gibbins has held a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.

He divides his time between fieldwork, a farm in Canada where he writes, and England. He has a daughter, whose mother is the philosopher and broadcaster Angie Hobbs. He is related to the 19th century historian Henry de Beltgens Gibbins.

  • Gibbins, David, 1997. 'Deleta est Carthago?' Antiquity 71 (271), pp. 217-219.
  • Gibbins, David. 1998. 'Maritime archaeology'. in Shaw, I. and R. Jameson (eds) Dictionary of Archaeology. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-17423-3
  • Gibbins, David. 2000. 'Classical shipwreck excavation at Tektas Burnu, Turkey.' Antiquity 74:283, pp. 199-201.
  • Gibbins, David. 2001. 'Shipwrecks and Hellenistic trade.' in Zofia H. Archibald et al. (eds.), Hellenistic Economies. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 273-312. ISBN 978-0-415-23466-5
  • Gibbins, David and Jonathan Adams (eds), 2001. Shipwrecks. World Archaeology 32.3. London: Routledge. ISSN 0043-8243
  • Gibbins, David and Jonathan Adams, 2001. 'Shipwrecks and maritime archaeology.' World Archaeology, 32:3, pp. 279-291.
  • Gibbins, David. 2001. 'A Roman shipwreck of c. AD 200 at Plemmirio, Sicily: evidence for north African amphora production during the Severan period.' World Archaeology 32.3, pp. 311-334.


Jack Howard Series
  1. Gibbins, David. 2005. Atlantis. London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-2422-4
  2. Gibbins, David. 2006. Crusader Gold. London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-2927-4
  3. Gibbins, David. 2008. The Last Gospel (The Lost Tomb in US). London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-3514-5
  4. Gibbins, David. 2009, The Tiger Warrior. ISBN 978-0553591255
  5. Gibbins, David. 2010, The Mask Of Troy.
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Total Books: 73
Asketischer Protestantismus und Geist des modernen Kapitalismus
Asketischer Protestantismus Und Geist Des Modernen Kapitalismus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783161485466
ISBN-10: 3161485467

Atlantis (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780755324217
ISBN-10: 0755324218
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Atlantis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755324224
ISBN-10: 0755324226
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

Atlantis/ Atlantis
Atlantis/ Atlantis [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788408070108
ISBN-10: 840807010X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Atlantis God
Atlantis God [Jack Howard] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781494504328
ISBN-10: 1494504324
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Atlantis God
Atlantis God [Jack Howard, Bk 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440245841
ISBN-10: 0440245842
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Atlantis [Jack Howard, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553587920
ISBN-10: 0553587927
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

Crusader Gold
Crusader Gold (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780750527286
ISBN-10: 0750527285
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Crusader Gold
Crusader Gold [Jack Howard, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440243939
ISBN-10: 0440243939
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Das Gold der Kreuzfahrer
Das Gold Der Kreuzfahrer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442366439
ISBN-10: 3442366437

The Gods of Atlantis
The Gods of Atlantis (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780755353989
ISBN-10: 0755353986
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Gods of Atlantis
Gods of Atlantis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755353996
ISBN-10: 0755353994
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Gods of Atlantis
The Gods of Atlantis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755354009
ISBN-10: 0755354001
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Il sigillo maledetto dei templari
Il Sigillo Maledetto Dei Templari (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788854139770
ISBN-10: 8854139777

Il tesoro della legione fantasma
Il Tesoro Della Legione Fantasma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788854137714
ISBN-10: 8854137715

Inquisition (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250080646
ISBN-10: 1250080649
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Inquisition [Jack Howard] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250305718
ISBN-10: 1250305713
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

La spada di Attila
La Spada Di Attila [The Sword of Attila - Total War Rome, Bk 2 - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788868214586
ISBN-10: 886821458X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Last Gospel
The Last Gospel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780755335145
ISBN-10: 0755335147
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Le Chandelier d'Or
Le Chandelier D'or [Crusader Gold] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782754002622
ISBN-10: 2754002626

Le dernier vangile
Le Dernier Vangile [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266196994
ISBN-10: 2266196995

L'epee D'attila [The Sword of Attila - Total War Rome, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
The Lost Tomb [Jack Howard] (Audio CD)
The Lost Tomb [Jack Howard, Bk 3] (Paperback)
The Mask of Troy [Jack Howard, Bk 5] (Paperback)
Mask of Troy [Jack Howard, Bk 5] (Paperback)
Pharaoh [Jack Howard, Bk 7] (Paperback)
Pyramid [Jack Howard, Bk 8] (Paperback)
The Sword of Attila [Total War Rome, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Sword of Attila [Total War Rome, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
The Tiger Warrior [Jack Howard, Bk 4] (Paperback)
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