Archaeologists in Greece have found 5 shipwrecks close to the island of Kasos, which embody an historic shipwreck with 5 stone pyramid anchors.

In a press release, Greece’s Ministry of Tradition described the ship as a “notably outstanding discover” from the late Classical interval. The ship’s cargo contains no less than 4 several types of amphora, or historic jars, in addition to superb ceramics.

“Based mostly on the pottery collected and raised, the shipwreck might be dated to the top of the 4th or the start of the third century BC,” the Ministry stated in its assertion.

ANCIENT GREEK TREASURES RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF LORD ELGIN’S SHIP

One of many different shipwrecks dates from the first century B.C. and is loaded with amphorae usually discovered on the island of Rhodes. One other wreck comprises amphorae and tableware from the Byzantine interval, courting to between the eighth and 10th century A.D. A picket ship courting to the interval after the Greek Struggle of Independence within the 19th century was additionally discovered, together with a newer shipwreck carrying constructing materials.

A diver explores one of many historic wrecks. (photograph by C. Hoye)

“Along with the aforementioned shipwrecks, a variety of particular person finds had been additionally discovered, together with iron canons, Byzantine and later anchors, and pottery discards, which testify to the continuous and uninterrupted use of maritime area since historic instances,” in response to the Ministry.

In a separate challenge, marine archaeologists not too long ago recovered historic treasures from the wreck of the Mentor, a ship utilized by the controversial Lord Elgin to move a hoard of artifacts taken from Greece.

STUNNING CARGO-LADEN ANCIENT SHIPWRECKS DISCOVERED OFF GREEK ISLAND

A diver with a stone pyramid anchor at the shipwreck site (photo by F. Kvalo)

A diver with a stone pyramid anchor on the shipwreck web site (photograph by F. Kvalo)

The ship, which was carrying a cargo of 17 bins of antiquities, sank in September 1802 after placing rocks off the island of Kythira. A lot of the ship’s cargo, together with the controversial “Elgin Marbles,” was recovered in a salvage mission after its sinking. Nevertheless, many historic artifacts remained on the seabed, in response to Artnet Information.

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An iron cannon at the wreck site. (photo by C. Hoye)

An iron cannon on the wreck web site. (photograph by C. Hoye)

Earlier this yr 5 cargo-laden historic shipwrecks had been found off the Greek island of Levitha.

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