Greece's Culture Ministry says three shipwrecks from ancient and medieval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos.
A statement Monday said an underwater survey that ended last month also located cannons and other scattered finds — possibly from other foundered vessels that have not yet been pinpointed.
Marine archaeologists pull up a net full of ancient ceramic artifacts during a diving expedition at a shipwreck off the island of Antikythera this month. The latest haul of five sandbags, which had been left on the seabed during a previous expedition, included bones, olive kernels, copper nails and a bronze ring. The team also pulled up a basket full of amphora pieces.
Cape Emine is a rock nose on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is among our most scenic natural landmarks in our country. Represents an almost 60-meter-long wall. In clear and sunny weather, however, the nose is amazingly beautiful and majestic. From its crown is visible all of our coastline, dotted with bays and rocky noses, and to the north stands Galata cape.
Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of shipbuilding in antiquity.
Now this spectacular find is to become the first ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers.
A diver explores a 5th century shipwreck off the coast of the islet of Peristera near Alonissos in the northern Sporades, where archaeologists discovered dozens of ancient amphorae. This wreck, along with another three locations in the Pagasetic Gulf, will form Thessaly's first underwater archaeological site, as part of the EU-backed BlueMed initiative.
"Antikythera Wreck: The Adventure Continues," on show at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus through March 18, comprises new discoveries made at the underwater archaeological excavation of this important ancient shipwreck. The artifacts are displayed immersed in water tanks as they undergo desalination, while the show also includes discoveries from previous excavations.