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Eight New Shipwrecks Discovered During Underwater Exploration Near Fournoi

SThe remains of eight shipwrecks from periods spanning the Classical ancient Greece to the first half of the 20th century were discovered in an underwater exploration conducted by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the Fournoi archipelago in the...

Kea Shipwrecks Celebrate Centenary and Promote Diving Tourism [Video]

In November 1916, two ships were wrecked off the coast of Kea, a Cycladic island in the Aegean. The Municipality of Kea and the Friends of Kea Society are casting the spotlight with a program of events aimed at...

Police Forensic Science Uncovers Ancient DNA from Greek Shipwrecks

The analysis of ancient DNA is a new and powerful method for today's scientists to understand more about life thousands of years ago, according to an International Business Times UK report. Ancient Greek shipwrecks can provide valuable information of how...

Archaeological Scuba Diving Sites Pinpointed in Southern Evia Gulf

A unique 'archaeological' scuba park off Attica prefecture's eastern coast -- the southern Evoikos Gulf -- will feature 26 well-preserved underwater shipwrecks. The initiative to showcase the underwater attractions is envisioned in an agreement reached on Wednesday between Attica...

Technology Casts Light on Methoni Sunken Town and Sapienza Island Shipwrecks

Technological advances used in the bay of Methoni, southwest Greece, and the northern coast of nearby island Sapienza have revealed more details about the geological features of the seabed and supplied further details about two of the known shipwrecks...

Shipwrecks, Tragic Stories Hidden in Rust

There are about three million undiscovered shipwrecks scattered in the oceans across the world, some of which are thousands of years old. From those which have been discovered, many are abandoned and remain either submerged or grounded near beaches...

Ship Runs Aground off Greek Island Mykonos

Environmental inspectors with the Greek Coast Guard have been dispatched to the Greek island of Mykonos, located in the Aegean Sea, to inspect a Turkish-flagged vessel that ran aground last Friday night and which is said to contain 200...

Hellenistic, Ottoman-Era Shipwrecks Found Near Cyprus

Two shipwrecks off Cyprus - from ancient Greece and the Ottoman times - have been discovered, among others, after a two-week long exploration of the American E/V Nautilus in the deep ocean. Headed by the famous oceanographer and underwater archaeologist...