Skip to comments.Four Unknown Shipwrecks Found [ Crete ]
Posted on 02/22/2012 8:08:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Four previously unknown shipwrecks have been discovered some 30 kilometers off the Bay of Irakleio, Crete, in recent underwater exploration conducted by the ephorate of underwater antiquities.
The new finds comprise two Roman era shipwrecks, one containing 1st and 2nd-century Cretan amphorae and the other containing 5th-7th century post-Roman era amphorae, and two shipwrecks containing Byzantine amphorae, dated from the 8th-9th century and later.
The finds, which were made south and east of the Dia islet, which lies 7 nautical miles north of Irakleio, were documented and taken ashore for further analysis.
Three more recent shipwrecks were also discovered, as well as four other areas with archaeological material of various eras and origin which, due to their immense research interest, will be further explored in 2012 by the ephorate.
The exploration was conducted to locate and record underwater antiquities in the wider area of the bay of Irakleio, as well as the Gulf of Yera of Lesvos island and the island of Tilos.
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I believe they’ve identified one of the shipwrecks as the nation of Greece.
sounds like the place known as heraklion.
olive oil or wine? I wonder if they had branding back then
and if these were the gallo wines of their day?
Math....I think they are actually off by several digits.
Hey, that looks like a great idea for an FR topic (hint, hint), assuming it’s a new article that’s never been posted. :’)
Probably some fish sauce on the Roman-era wreck, lots of different things on the Byzantine wrecks (and those could have been leaving the Aegean for parts unknown, the Byz. traded with “Dark Ages” Britain), the Greeks primarily wine and olive oil. :’)
Agree with your observations entirely. Sea Floor information technology has opened a new exciting and profitable business. Great opportunity Admiralty reseachers and technology experts need to marry up with venture capital here.
No, that one hasn’t finished sinking yet.
Sad but true. But, we’re treading water, so we’re ok, right?
If Obama wins reelection he will tie a weight to our leg that will take us right under.
At the risk of sounding redundant:
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