Oldest shipwreck discovered in the Black Sea

Oldest shipwreck discovered in the Black Sea

In the Black Sea an ancient shipwreck has been discovered, which has been there around 2400 years, around the fifth century B.C., a time when Greeks were frequently trading between the Mediterranean and their colonies along the Black Sea coast.

The Black Sea Archaeology Project is a three year project that searches ancient ship wrecks with a Remote Operated Vehicle . They have found more than 60 ships in the Black Sea the last three years, but never this old and historic.

The ship is 75 foot long, found more than a mile below the surface and is originally Greek. Archaeologists think it’s a merchant vessel which are similar to the vessels on ancient Greek vases. The lack of oxygen in the Black Sea has preserved the ship almost perfectly.

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