Ancient Greek shipwreck in southern Peloponnese

ancient Greek shipwreck

An unknown ancient Greek shipwreck in Peloponnese is being explored by the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (HIMA) with special permission granted in 1993 by the greek ministry of Culture.

The wreck was discovered lying in 8 to 19 meters of water, very close to a small rocky islet called Antidragonera, on the south-eastern coast of Cythera island (southern Peloponnese).

Available information suggests that the boat sank in the latter half of the 4th century BC. Among the most significant finds are nine wedge shaped stone anchors. This is the first time that such a great number of anchors is found in situ at a single location.

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