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Greek Police Arrest Group Charged with Plundering Ancient Shipwrecks

Greek police announced on Monday that they have arrested three men on the island of Kythnos for allegedly plundering precious historical artifacts from ancient shipwrecks off the coast. The police said that they have discovered approximately 25 ancient amphorae (pottery vases),...

Ancient Shipwreck Discovered off Coast of Protaras, Cyprus

The Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus announced on Thursday that a major maritime archaeological discovery has been made off the east coast of the island, just off Protaras, near Larnaca. The Antiquities Department statement says the wreck...

3,600-Year-Old Bronze Age Shipwreck Discovered Off Southern Turkey

A team of Turkish underwater researchers last week discovered what they believe to be the world’s oldest shipwreck, from approximately 1600 B.C. According to the Turkish provincial governor’s office, the 3,600-year-old Bronze Age shipwreck was found off the shores of...

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Greek Historian Herodotus Right — After 2,500 Years

Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient shipwreck which proves the Greek Historian Herodotus was absolutely correct about the observations he made nearly 25 centuries ago. The shipwreck, discovered recently off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt near the ancient, and now sunken, city...

2,400-Year-Old ‘Odysseus’ Greek Vessel Discovered Intact at the Bottom of the Black Sea

A discovery that could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world was made at the bottom of the Black Sea by British scientists who discovered the oldest intact shipwreck ever found. The 75ft Greek trading vessel...

Deadly 'Samina' Sinking Haunts Greece 18 Years Later

Express Samina was a French-built passenger ferry boat. It was built in 1966 and during its 34 years of service changed many owners as well as routes in the Mediterranean Sea. It was September 26, 2000 when Express Samina, owned by...

Greece Probes Reports of Negligence in Migrant Tragedy

Greece is investigating reports that the authorities may be guilty of negligence in the case of the sinking of a migrant boat off the island of Agathonisi that claimed the lives of 16 people, including seven children, on March...

Drone Footage Captures Eerie Greek Shipwreck (video)

A spectacular drone video of an eerie shipwreck in the southern Peloponnese is lighting up Greek social media. The video by Up Drones depicts the shipwreck of the Dimitrios (previously named Klintholm). The 67-meter freight ship with the capacity to carry...

The Greek Titanic: The Shipwreck that Cost More than 4,000 Lives

One of the worst maritime tragedies in history took place in Greece and cost almost four times as many lives as those taken in the Titanic disaster; yet the sinking of the "Oria" in the Saronic Gulf in February...

Shipwreck Raised from the Bottom of the Aegean (photos)

On Monday, the company Megatugs & Smit, successfully completed the operation of raising the stern of the freighter "Cabrera". The freighter had run aground and had partially sunk in the sea north of the island of Andros in December 2016,...