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Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered five shipwrecks in the vicinity of the island of Kasos, which is an old ship with a five-stone pyramid to the anchors.
In a translation of a statement from the Greek Ministry of Culture and tourism, described the ship as “a remarkable finding” by the late Classical period. The cargo of the vessel consists of at least four different types of amphora, ancient pottery, as well as fine ceramics.
“On the basis of the pottery was collected, and raised, and the wreck can be dated to the end of the 4th or beginning of the 3rd century b.c.,” the Ministry said in a statement.
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One of the other wrecks dating from the 1st century bc. and it’s loaded with amphorae have been found mostly on the island of Rhodes. Another wreck, and it contains amphorae and tableware from the Byzantine period, dated to between the 8th and the 10th centuries A. D. it is A wooden building dating back to the period following the Greek war of independence in the 19th century, it was also found, along with a more recent shipwreck, transportation of construction materials.
A scuba diver explores one of the most ancient, though. (photo by C. hoye)
The Ministry said that, in addition to with the wrecks of ships, iron weapons, and pottery, and anchors from the Byzantine era and later, were found at the site.
In a separate project, marine archaeologists have recently recovered ancient treasures from the shipwreck of the Mentor, a ship that was used in the controversial Lord Elgin to carry a treasure trove of artifacts taken from Greece.
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As a scuba diver, with a stone pyramid, anchored on the shipwreck site (photo: F. Kvalo)
The ship had a cargo of 17 cases of antiquities, which sunk in September 1802, after striking rocks off the island of Kythira. Much of the cargo of the ship, including the controversial “Elgin Marbles”, it was found in a salvage mission after the sinking. However, a lot of the old artifacts that still remained on the sea floor, according to the good News.
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An iron cannon on the wreck site. (photo by C. hoye)
Earlier this year, five of the cargo-laden ancient ship wrecks have been discovered off the Greek island of Levitha.
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