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Greek Culture Ministry Announces New Antikythera Shipwreck Discoveries

the-new-findinings-from-antikythera.w_lGreece’s Culture Ministry announced the new Antikythera shipwreck discoveries and released pictures from the expedition.
upl54369b3751646According to the Ministry, divers have recovered a solid copper spear with a butt cap called a sauroter (Greek for “lizard killer”), which is believed to have been part of a metal or marble sculpture, a copper ring fastened to a copper nail, the lead lower portion of an anchor, a hoop, a copper bedpost, an earthenware vessel and a piece of lead plating from the ship’s hull.
upl54369b6732d9aA number of amphorae located nearby is raising the question whether they are part of the same ship or not.
Archaeologists were able to map the site by combining data from the 1900 salvage operation and Cousteau’s 1976 expedition, producing a 3D representation. The operation will continue by sweeping the area with metal detectors, to get a more accurate view of the shipwreck.

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