researchers have discovered in the Black sea the oldest largely intact shipwreck in the world. The more than 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship lying in front of the Bulgarian coast in around 2,000 meters depth to the bottom of the sea, said the Team of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project. Mast and rudder were still intact.
give A radio carbon Dating of a small sample have the age of the vessel. The location of the wrecks was for the experts luck: In such a great sea depth, the water contains no oxygen, the organic Material remains, therefore, for thousands of years, preserved.
"will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in ancient times", said Jon Adams, a Professor at the University of Southampton, who had initiated the project. Such ships had previously only been seen on ancient Greek ceramics.
For your project kart, the scientists controlled indoor and scientists for three years, 2,000 square kilometres of the black sea floor off the coast of Bulgaria by using a sonar that can be used to objects under water by sound locations, and a remote-controlled deep-sea camera system, as it is used for the search of Oil and gas reserves. Here, they discovered about 60 wrecks, including Roman ships and an attack fleet of the Cossacks from the 17th century. Century.