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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...

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,...