Black Sea Shipwrecks

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Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by ed » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:23 pm

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Marco Polo himself may have recognised this medieval trading ship. It’s one of the 40 or so shipwrecks newly discovered on the bed of the Black Sea north of Turkey.

Some of these vessels sank when the Byzantine Empire was in its heyday 1000 years ago, and some during more recent Ottoman times. Others sank in the 13th century, when Marco Polo was plying his trade across the globe.
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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Bruce » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:05 am

That's racist!! :notsure:

It's now called the African American Sea.

And those ships are floatationally challenged.
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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:50 am

Bruce wrote:It's now called the African American Sea.
American?

Are we being a little imperialist here? :notsure:
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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:56 am

And here's a wreck in the Aral sea:

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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:06 am

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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Grammatron » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:33 pm

Very cool.

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Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:52 am

If you're interested, recent article from the Smithsonian on the subject, with links: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... 78/?no-ist.
Since 2015, the Maritime Archaeological Project expedition has uncovered 60 wrecks, covering 2,500 years of maritime history