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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...

The Tragic Story of the Four Greeks Who Perished on the Titanic

The tale of the four Greek men who died on the Titanic is not often told, but it is one of the many tragic stories about the ill-fated ship.

19th Century Shipwreck in Greece Identified as the Italian Ship “Taormina”

A shipwreck that has languished in the waters off Cape Sounion, Greece since 1891 has finally been identified as the Italian freighter "Taormina", fully 130 years after it sank beneath the waves. "It is one of the rarest shipwrecks," said...

Legendary Endurance Shipwreck Discovered off Antarctica

The Endurance, one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks, was found over the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea off Antarctica -- 107 years after it sank. The vessel of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton was crushed by sea...

Byzantine-Era Shipwreck in Greece Full of Amphorae

Excavations of a Byzantine shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Samos have revealed that the ship and its contents likely date to some time between 480 and 520 AD, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Friday. The shipwreck...

The Sinking of “Oria” in Greece Was Deadlier Than the Titanic

The sinking of the “Oria” in the Saronic Gulf, Greece in February of 1944 is one of the worst maritime tragedies in history. It cost almost four times as many lives as those taken in the Titanic disaster. The background...

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus Right

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian shipwreck which proves the Greek Historian Herodotus was correct about the observations he made about Egyptian vessels nearly 25 centuries ago. The shipwreck, discovered in the Nile River near the ancient, and now sunken,...

Cargo Ship Off Coast of Crete Breaks in Half

A cargo ship carrying metal broke in half after running aground off the coast of Crete on Tuesday, and two of its crew members have been hospitalized with hypothermia. The ship, which is called the Manassa Rose and which flies...

Shipwreck in Lefkada, Greece a Monument to the Tragedy of Migration

A shipwreck on the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea has become a poignant monument to the human tragedy of migration. The wreck of an old rusty trawler that locals believe had sailed from Tunisia, lies abandoned on Gaidaros...

Lord Elgin’s Shipwreck Yields Impressive Discoveries

The shipwreck of Lord Elgin's vessel -- along with countless looted Greek antiquities aboard -- off the coast of the Greek island Kythera in 1802, has continued to yield intriguing discoveries for underwater archaeologists. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced...