Skip to comments.Subsea "Poseidon" Pipeline: Discovery of three ancient shipwrecks during an archaeological research
Posted on 06/06/2020 1:11:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
In continuation of the detailed underwater survey and mapping of the seabed in the wider area of the Subsea Greek - Italian Interconnection Pipeline ("Poseidon" Pipeline) in the period from 11 to 17 May 2012, the scheduled archaeological investigation was carried out.
The above survey was carried out by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) under the supervision and coordination of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in the part of the programmed routing of the pipeline on the Greek seabed up to the boundaries of the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone with Italy.
The survey revealed three ancient shipwrecks, two of which dating back to the Roman era (possibly 3rd A.D. century) and one to the Modern era (possibly 17th or 18th century) at depths of 1180m, 1280m and 1375m respectively. The above findings are the deepest located shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and were respectively named "Poseidon 1", "Poseidon 2" and "Poseidon 3" (video 1).
We would like to thank the archaeologist Dr. Dem. Kourkoumelis, who was the head of the on-site research on behalf of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, as well as the crew of the R/V "AEGAEO" and the scientific group of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research for their significant contribution and cooperation (HCMR press release).
The findings neither affect nor are affected by the implementation of the IGI POSEIDON Project. The total of the expenditure of the specific research was borne by the project promoter, YAFA POSEIDON (Natural Gas Subsea Pipeline "Poseidon").
(Excerpt) Read more at depa.gr ...
Three ancient wrecks discovered during a deep-water geo-archaeological survey along the POSEIDON natural gas pipeline route between Greece and Italy in the Ionian Sea.IGI-10 - 3d cent roman wreck 1370m By HCMR | Hellenic Centre for Marine Research | Published on May 31, 2012
All this seems familiar, but I didn't manage to find anything already posted on FR.
That was the deal that George Popadopoulos was working on. I believe he has relatives in the Greek government.
Did a whole two weeks in prison for "lying to the FBI" [sic] then ran for the seat vacated by the adulterous lesbian in California. Mike Garcia (R) won it.
Wow. Shipwrecks and the prospect of treasure and such has created strange bedfellows and murderous enemies so weirdness can’t be dismissed out of hand. Big shout out to the recently passed Clive Cussler who funneled so much of his novels earnings back into finding shipwrecks and advancing the technology to do so. There was a man.
I was once acquainted with one of those active in the first Great Lakes wrecks seeking organizations, and he'd met Clive (RIP) and their group actually used Clive's submersible. Anyone who rolls around in a Duesenberg is aces in my book. :^)
Yeah buddy - let us celebrate the good folks while the evil ones try to darken our hopes and motivation. Those balrogs shall not pass.
Photo mosaic of the shipwreck "Poseidon 3" (18th c.) at a depth of 1,260 metres (Survey by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (HCMR) for the transit of POSEIDON, the natural gas pipeline between Greece and Italy, processed by Y. Isaris /HCMR)
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