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New Discoveries at the Antikythera Shipwreck

Jul 1, 2024 | 0 comments

The 2024 expedition to the Antikythera shipwreck, conducted between May 17 and June 20, revealed significant findings as part of the 2021-2025 research program. Led by Dr. Angeliki G. Simosi and Professor Lorenz Baumer, the excavation uncovered a substantial portion of the ship’s hull and numerous archaeological artifacts. Utilizing remote-controlled vehicles and GIS systems, the team created 3D models and documented the findings. Divers employed advanced diving techniques for safe and efficient exploration.

The research methodology included limited intervention excavations in 2×2 meter zones, allowing precise analysis of stratigraphic observations and ceramics. The retrieved samples were studied on-site, providing new insights into the ship and its cargo.

The mission’s discoveries include approximately 300 objects or groups of objects, such as marble fragments and ceramics. The analysis of bone and lead remnants guided new excavation practices, offering valuable information about the shipwreck’s history and composition.

This significant project continues to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera shipwreck, contributing to the understanding of ancient seafaring and trade. Divers have the opportunity to participate in one of the most fascinating underwater explorations, discovering the rich history and archaeological treasures of the seabed.

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