Underwater archaeologists discover numerous relics in the waters around Delos

Archaeologists discovered numerous ancient artefacts in the waters surrounding the island of Delos, following a shipwreck find earlier this year. Delos was known in the antiquity for its sanctuary of Apollo and Artemis.

Ancient pottery in the waters surrounding Delos (by The World Post)
Ancient pottery in the waters surrounding Delos (by The World Post)

The island was a major commercial hub between 5th-1st centuries BC, bustling with people and trade, linked with the existence of the sanctuary of the Greek gods. The archaeologists of the French Archaeological School at Athens and Greece’s Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities conducted underwater excavations at the ancient shipwreck site.

Ancient ruins located underwater (by The World Post)
Ancient ruins located underwater (by The World Post)

The ship proved to contain relics of the Greek-Roman period. In the vicinity of the wreckage, a little further North, building remains, including about twenty fragments of columns and pillars, were found. The relics seem to be public buildings and port infrastructure.

Ancient column on the sea floor (by The World Post)
Ancient column on the sea floor (by The World Post)

(The World Post)

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