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Excavation Works on Sunken Vessel in Nea Styra Conclude for '10

Excavation works on a sunken vessel were concluded for 2010.  The vessel dates back to the post Hellenistic era off the resort town of Nea Styra.  This is in the southern Evoikos Gulf separating the mainland and large Evia (Euboea) island.
The ancient vessel was loaded with amphorae and wooden remnants. The latter’s presence indicates that the vessel also transported high-value products; possibly sculptures in whole or in parts.
Amphorae Brindisi and vases filled with foods and wines, bronze and iron nails and small parts of copper statues of natural size, along with two legs of a day-bed, were collected and lifted from the vessel.
The wreck was located in 2007 at a depth of 40 to 45 metres. Thirty-six divers, researchers, archaeologists, photographers, architects and other experts took part in the underwater excavation.
The research was organised by the Maritime Antiquities Ephorate and the Institute of Maritime Archaeological Research.  Excavation works will continue in 2011.
(source: ana-mpa)

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