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Prehistoric shipwrecks found in Greece

Prehistoric shipwrecks found in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have found shipwrecks dating from 3000 BC to 300 AD.

In a statement released by the Greek Ministry of Culture, it was stated that 10 shipwrecks belonging to the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and Ottoman periods were found within the scope of long-term underwater archaeological research on Shepherd Island (Kasos) in the southern Aegean.

The wrecks belonging to ships carrying goods from the coasts of Spain, Italy and Africa date between 3000 BC and 300 AD, the statement said, adding that the research team of the National Research Foundation has carried out four research missions on the island since 2019 in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.

The findings also include objects such as ceramic bottles from the Roman period, a stone anchor from the Archaic period and a Spanish amphora from 150-170 AD, the statement said.

It was announced that the research will be turned into a documentary and screened at leading international archaeological film festivals.

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