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Four Unknown Shipwrecks Found [ Crete ]
Athens News ^ | Monday, February 20, 2012 | AMNA

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at athensnews.gr ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: crete; godsgravesglyphs; greece; romanempire
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Four Unknown Shipwrecks Found

1 posted on 02/22/2012 8:08:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 8:13:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I believe they’ve identified one of the shipwrecks as the nation of Greece.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:26 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

Awesome!


4 posted on 02/22/2012 8:55:00 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: SunkenCiv

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?


5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:56:24 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks like shipwrecks have all been in the news of late. er..not counting the Italian one.

Math....I think they are actually off by several digits.

What's the Total Value of the World's Sunken Treasure?[$60 Billion]

6 posted on 02/22/2012 8:57:43 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

Hey, that looks like a great idea for an FR topic (hint, hint), assuming it’s a new article that’s never been posted. :’)


7 posted on 02/23/2012 4:36:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: RitchieAprile; Outlaw Woman; 1010RD

:’D

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. :’)


8 posted on 02/23/2012 4:39:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Theoria

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.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 4:52:37 AM PST by Broker (Battle line set. Lock & load)
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To: 1010RD

No, that one hasn’t finished sinking yet.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 8:21:04 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue
Italy isn't far behind.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 12:18:49 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Sad but true. But, we’re treading water, so we’re ok, right?


12 posted on 02/23/2012 2:09:46 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

If Obama wins reelection he will tie a weight to our leg that will take us right under.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 3:53:23 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

At the risk of sounding redundant:

Awesome!


14 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:37 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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