World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

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Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years

  • Kevin Rawlinson
  • The Guardian

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.

Role 1aThe 23-metre (75ft) vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface.

A lack of oxygen at that depth preserved it, the researchers said.

“A ship surviving intact from the classical world, lying in over 2km of…

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