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The Oldest Intact Shipwreck “Odysseus” was an Ancient Greek Vessel

The discovery of the ancient Greek shipwreck "Odysseus," thought to be the oldest of its kind ever found, at the bottom of the Black Sea could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world. The 75ft ancient...

Classical-era Shipwreck off Greek Island of Alonnisos Accessible to Visitors Next Summer

One of the oldest shipwrecks in the world, the Classical-era shipwreck at Peristera, off Alonnisos island, will start to operate as a museum in the summer of 2020. The pledge was made on Thursday by Regional Governor of Thessaly, Kostas...

Ancient Greek Shipwrecks to Become Underwater Museums

Greece is relaxing its strict regulations regarding its rich underwater heritage and has recently announced that it will allow divers to tour the sites of certain ancient shipwrecks. Until now, only archaeologists and divers with special permits could marvel at...

Two Ancient Greek Finds Among "Top 10 Discoveries of 2018"

A clay tablet inscribed with thirteen verses of Homer's "Odyssey" found at Ancient Olympia, and the wreck of a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found on the seabed of the Black Sea made the list of the "Top 10 Discoveries of...

Bronze Arm Recovered from Ancient Antikythera Ship Wreck (photos)

A bronze arm from the ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera was recovered by marine archaeologists. Divers found the right arm, encrusted and stained green, under half a metre of sediment on the boulder-strewn slope where the ship...