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...
Titanic Conspiracy Theories Debunked
The conspiracy theory that the White Star Line 'swapped' the Olympic and the Titanic is an old one, but it was comprehensively and thoroughly debunked when explorer Bob Ballard found and photographed the wreck. By Tony Cross Both the Olympic and...
Greece’s Natural Beauty, Rich History United in Island Paradise of Alonissos
According to National Geographic Travel, the Greek island of Alonissos is one of the top travel destinations for 2021. The idyllic island was specifically chosen as the leading voice in travel and exploration aims to highlight sustainable and climate-friendly...
Santorini Shipwreck an Environmental Time Bomb Ready to Explode
The Santorini shipwreck of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond has been a permanent feature of the Greek islands for the last 14 years.
Greek Navy Systematically Recording Country's Most Iconic Shipwrecks
The first phase of a project to investigate and record the current state of historic Naval shipwrecks in Greece has recently been completed, according to a Hellenic (Greek) Navy General Staff (HNGS) announcement released on Wednesday. The investigation, using a...
Important New Discoveries from Greece's Ancient Antikythera Shipwreck
Greece's Ministry of Culture issued a statement on Friday informing the public about the new discoveries made recently at the wreck site which once yielded the "Antikythera mechanism" off the island of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The statement...
Archaeologists To Resume Survey of Famous Antikythera Shipwreck
The underwater archaeological survey at the Antikythera shipwreck site, which has been suspended since 2017, will resume in the near future, according to an announcement made by the Ekaterini Laskaridi Institution on Friday. The Institution is responsible for supplying the...
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...