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2,400-year old vessel found at bottom of Black Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The discovery may change the general idea of the maritime navigation and shipbuilding of the time, archaeologists say
11:23, 24 October 2018

AFP

The Black Sea Archaeologic Project crew found something that appeared to be an ancient Greek trading vessel. The ship that lies at the bottom of the Black Sea, not far from the Bulgarian coast is believed to date back to 400 B.C.

According to AFP, the vessel is one of the 60 ships found and identified by this particular crew; previously, they also found the Roman ships and the 18th-century Cossack fleet. 

In the course of the three years-long project, the researches used special deep-water cameras that they had previously used for maritime researches and seabed mapping.

'A small part of a ship was subject to the radiocarbon analysis. It proved this is the oldest ever ship that was preserved after the accident', reads the story.

The ship's pillar and steering wheel appear to be in order.

The discovery may change the general idea of the maritime navigation and shipbuilding of the time, John Adams, the project's main investigator said.

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