The Oldest 'intact' Shipwreck...

 

The world's "oldest intact" shipwreck is lying at the bottom of the Black Sea. Researchers from the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project discovered the ancient Greek trading vessel near Bulgaria after three years of surveying more than 700 miles.

“A ship surviving intact from the classical world, lying in over 2km of water, is something I would never have believed possible,” said Professor Jon Adams, the principal investigator with the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP), the team that made the find. “This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.”

They say oxygen-free conditions underwater have preserved the ship for at least 24-hundred years. A documentary project on the ship is now open at the British Museum in London.

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