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Update: Antikythera Shipwreck Yields New Discoveries
By Angela Messina, October 14, 2014 @ 07:00 PM (EST)
Source: Science News

On October 9th, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced the artifacts found during their recent search of the shipwreck in Greek waters near the island of Antikythera. At 50 meters long, the ship is the largest known ancient shipwreck.

Among the items found were table wear, a ceramic jug, a bronze spear most likely from a warrior or goddess statue, a bronze rigging ring, lead anchors and hull planks. Divers used Exosuits during the search—cutting-edge new diving suits that allow them to dive for longer periods of time.

Experts believe that the ship sank during a storm when attempting to cross a shipping route from what is today’s Turkey to Rome. Hundreds of people went down with the ship.

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