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PostSubject: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Wed 21 Nov 2012, 04:39

Haven't a clue where to put this, but here seems as good a place as any. I thought it could be interesting to have a thread to share the history that is being uncovered, and has been uncovered, under our waters.

And without wanting to go anywhere near the whole Elgin Marble debate, this exploration has come to light over the past two summers here in Greece. And with the exciting prospect of more important artifacts yet to be discovered in the wreck

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/11/20/greek-antiquities-found-on-mentor-shipwreck/
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Sat 05 Jan 2013, 16:35

A new investigation this past October at the site of the Roman wreck in which the Antikythera Mechanism was found has revealed that the ship is 160ft long, huge for that time and twice as big as originally thought. Excitingly, the ship has yet to reveal all of it's secrets

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/01/03/antikythera-shipwreck-survey/1804353/

Although the mechanism and statues largely overshadow other finds, here are two examples of the impressive glassware also found at the same site

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Sun 13 Jan 2013, 15:23

I can't find your original thread ID, so I'll put this here.

As a local, have you heard this suggestion that the Antikythera wreeck may really be two ships? http://www.livescience.com/26009-antikythera-roman-shipwreck-two.html
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Sun 13 Jan 2013, 16:09

Thanks ferval, an interesting read. It has been suspected that the wreck may have been part of a fleet, but I hadn't read before that there could be more than one wreck. The Aegean and Ionian Seas meet around Antikythera which create dangerous currents and unpredictable seas which are given to violent storms, so it is not unfeasible that more than one ship went down.

Then again, it is for this reason that the whole area is littered with ship wrecks and because of the depth of the water most are unexplored, it would be reasonable to also suggest that two wrecks could be unrelated.

I'm eagerly awaiting next summer's diving season to see what else comes to light!
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Tue 13 May 2014, 14:39

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Thu 04 Dec 2014, 04:00

This is fascinating, lovely presentation with loads of information on an area we rarely hear about in Europe. The story of a coast that sank 1,000 ships.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8704/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Thu 04 Dec 2014, 10:17

Probably a bit better known than the Vietnam wreck sites, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia;



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Coast
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Sat 26 Sep 2015, 05:27

This year's dive season on the Antikythera wreck site is complete. Permission was given this year for a 5 year study at the site, so now we wait until next year for the continuation. Edit. I think I've possibly put this on the wrong thread. pale

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730404-200-divers-return-to-famous-antikythera-wreck-to-hunt-for-treasures/

And the initial summary of finds

http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/antikythera-shipwreck-excavation
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Sat 26 Sep 2015, 22:04

Islanddawn wrote:
This year's dive season on the Antikythera wreck site is complete. Permission was given this year for a 5 year study at the site, so now we wait until next year for the continuation. Edit. I think I've possibly put this on the wrong thread. pale

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730404-200-divers-return-to-famous-antikythera-wreck-to-hunt-for-treasures/

And the initial summary of finds

http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/antikythera-shipwreck-excavation

Thank you so much Islanddawn for this up to date. We discussed it already on another thread.

Kind regards and glad to see you once back on the board. Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Mon 24 Oct 2016, 16:02

The University of Southampton's Black Sea expedition has found some well preserved shipwrecks;

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Thu 07 Sep 2017, 12:57

The ancient Roman city of Neapolis, swamped by a tsunami in 365AD, has been found off the coast of Tunisia;



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Finds suggest the Neapolis was a major producer of Garum, a fish paste popular at the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Archaeology, what is down there....   Fri 08 Sep 2017, 11:13

Interesting Trike, but heavens that woman is excruciating to listen to. And she is mispronouncing Neapolis, not nea-polis but ne-apoli (ne-ahpolee) is the way.
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