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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
2019 - Inquisition [Jack Howard] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250305718
ISBN-10: 1250305713
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Sword of Attila
2016 - The Sword of Attila [Total War Rome, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250082138
ISBN-10: 1250082137
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Total War Rome Destroy Carthage
2015 - Total War Rome Destroy Carthage (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250060488
ISBN-10: 1250060486
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2015 - Pyramid [Jack Howard, Bk 8] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345534729
ISBN-10: 0345534727
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

2013 - Pharaoh [Jack Howard, Bk 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345534705
ISBN-10: 0345534700
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Total War Rome Destroy Carthage
2013 - Total War Rome Destroy Carthage (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250038647
ISBN-10: 1250038642
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Atlantis God
2012 - Atlantis God [Jack Howard, Bk 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440245841
ISBN-10: 0440245842
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

The Gods of Atlantis
2011 - The Gods of Atlantis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755354009
ISBN-10: 0755354001
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Mask of Troy
2011 - The Mask of Troy [Jack Howard, Bk 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440245834
ISBN-10: 0440245834
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

The Tiger Warrior
2009 - The Tiger Warrior [Jack Howard, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553591255
ISBN-10: 0553591258
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Lost Tomb
2008 - The Lost Tomb [Jack Howard, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553591194
ISBN-10: 0553591193
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

Crusader Gold
2007 - Crusader Gold [Jack Howard, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440243939
ISBN-10: 0440243939
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

2006 - Atlantis [Jack Howard, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553587920
ISBN-10: 0553587927
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

2005 - Atlantis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755324224
ISBN-10: 0755324226
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

The Tiger Warrior
The Tiger Warrior (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780755354382
ISBN-10: 0755354389
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

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