Date: 6 months ago   Category: Science

The most ancient ship. What was found at the bottom of the Black Sea


The Ancient Greek vessel has lain at the bottom of more 2400. The similar ship is represented on an attic vase with a scene from Homer's Odyssey. At the bottom of the Black Sea have found the Ancient Greek merchant ship approximately in 80 kilometers from the coast of Bulgaria. It lies in a dead zone at a depth about two kilometers. The vessel is dated approximately 500 B.C. It is one of the most ancient vessels which have well remained till today. Корреспондент.net tells details. The most ancient intact ship Participants of the archaeological Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project project have published photos of the Ancient Greek merchant ship found at the bottom of the Black Sea approximately in 80 kilometers from the coast of Bulgaria. "The ship which has remained in the intact look since a classical era and lying at a depth more than two kilometers is what I would never believe in", - the leading researcher of team professor John Adams has said. Waited for Macedon. Who lies in a black sarcophagus the Vessel was revealed within the three-year mission of underwater archeologists and surveyors from Britain and Bulgaria investigating a bottom of the Black Sea. Currently the team of scientists has found already more than 60 places of ship-wrecks. The age of the sunk ships covers the classical period, an era of Ancient Rome and the 17th century when Cossacks made sea raids against the Ottoman Empire. Researchers will leave the 23-meter ship found at Bulgaria where it was found. However the small fragment was lifted for the carbon analysis which is carried out by the University of Southampton. Results have confirmed that it is valid "the most ancient intact ship known to mankind". Earlier it was possible to find only fragments of the ships of this era. At the vessel masts, a wheel and even benches for oarsmen have remained. Scientists consider that the vessel belongs to that type of the trade ships which still were known only according to drawings on ceramic vessels. The similar ship is represented on an attic vase of 480 B.C. on which the scene of a meeting the Odyssey with sirens is imprinted. "Nobody could assume the British museum how exact was the drawing on a vase. It was unknown whether the artist from the original drew in general", - professor of archeology at the University of Southampton John Adams has said. Now, according to him, it is obvious that the author of the drawing has been well informed on a subject, having precisely represented details up to a wheel form. It is noted that material of the ship could remain in an excellent state as in waters of the Black Sea at a depth more than 200 meters there is no oxygen. In other seas in a similar look the ship wouldn't remain. Not Cleopatra. A secret of crash of Ancient Egypt is revealed Presumably, the vessel has sunk during a storm. On him there could be 15-25 people whose remains, perhaps, are somewhere nearby. However it is possible that they were destroyed by bacteria. Have accidentally found 40 ships B 2016 the mission of Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has earned. In October of that year they have reported that they have found at the bottom

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