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10 Shipwrecks Discovered One From 3000 BC Off The Coast of Greece

10 shipwrecks have been discovered off the coast of Greece by researchers, one of which is estimated to be over 5,000 years old dating back to 3000 BC. They have also found numerous ancient artifacts from all over the world.

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The Greek Ministry of Culture revealed the findings on Wednesday. An underwater archaeological team conducted a four-year survey off the coast of Kasos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, using Homer’s “Iliad” as a guide. Teams conducting underwater missions discovered the wreckage of ten fatal ships, the oldest of which dates to 3000 BC. The ships’ remains span thousands of years of history.

The ships sank in several historical periods, including the Byzantine (800–900 AD), Classical (460 BC), Hellenistic (100 BC–100 AD), and Roman (200 BC–300 AD) eras. The team also discovered the wreckage of a more modern ship, a wood ship from World War II that measured about 100 feet in length.

The ministry reported that in addition to the wrecks, a cache of “unique finds” from Spain, Italy, Africa, and Asia Minor had been found by researchers. Among these was a Spanish amphora that had a seal on its handle and was dated to between 150 and 170 AD.

Drinking containers, African terra sigillata flasks, and a stone anchor from the Archaic period which spanned the 8th century BC to the 5th century BC were also found.

All of the shipwrecks and hidden treasures were discovered between 65 and 155 feet below the surface. The Kasos-Karpathos reef was mapped for the first time between 2019 and 2023 using a side-scanning sonar and more than 20,000 underwater images. Congratulations to the Greek Ministry of Culture and all the Greek divers on this historic underwater discovery. 








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