Date: 6 months ago   Category: Science

At the coast of Sevastopol found an anchor of the Byzantine vessel


The anchor was found by divers at coast of the cape Chersonese near Sevastopol and it was supposed that it was from the ancient Roman vessel. The iron anchor of the fishery vessel of the Byzantine period was found by archeologists at the coast of Sevastopol, the senior research associate of Institute of oriental studies of RAS Victor Lebedinsky reported, TASS reports. "The anchor was found by divers at coast of the cape Chersonese near Sevastopol and it was supposed that it was from the ancient Roman vessel. As it appeared, it is an anchor of the Byzantine period which dating belongs to the 7-9th centuries of our era. It is small, most likely it was used by fishery vessels which caught fish and oysters at coast of the Crimea. We examined him and photographed", - he reported. According to him, the vessel, most likely, lost an anchor, having hooked for the rock. Feature of a find is its sizes - it no more than a meter high. "It is unambiguously Byzantine anchor as at its production iron whereas in antique time of an anchor made mainly of lead or a stone was used. The shape of anchor paws which were made at an angle more than 90 degrees, that is at an obtuse angle that is their distinctive feature is also characteristic [of the Byzantine era]", - the scientist told. According to him, these anchors of the Byzantine period are of interest to science. "They tell about features of use of sea vessels, navigation, fishery during this period which sometimes in general are not lit in any way", - Lebedinsky told. Earlier on east German island of RĂ¼gen hundreds of thousand-year silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets connected with an era of the Danish king Harald Gormsson are found in the Baltic Sea. Near Britain found the sunk ship with treasures of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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