Underwater archaeologists have managed to identify 18 shipwrecks on a coastline of 100 kilometres at Turkey’s southern province of Mersin. The shipwrecks area said to date back to between 1000 and 2700 years.
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.
Underwater archaeologists discovered a human skeleton at the wreckage site of the ancient ship that carried the clockwork device known as the Antykithera mechanism. The individual found at the 2000-year-old wreckage, off the shore of the Greek island of Antykithera, might reveal first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.