Ancient Greek ship only seen previously on pottery found in Black Sea

Posted On: Nov 2nd, 2018 at 14:42

This short article packs a punch with its revelation.
Ancient Greek trading vessels were plentiful, but whether at the bottom of the sea or on land, all traces of these ships have disappeared along with ancient Greek culture, except for parts of ships preserved in sediment and other protective environments. Think back to the raising of the Mary Rose. Only one side of the ship existed because it was buried in the sand – the rest of the ship had totally disintegrated in the salt water environment.
But this incredible discovery of a Greek ship shows the vessel fully intact – the 1.2-mile depth means the ship lies in oxygen-free water where no deterioration of the wood can occur.
Bringing it to the surface, however, would prove almost impossible.