Over 60 pristine shipwrecks, many Byzantine, found in Black Sea

1506544911-screen-shot-2017-09-27-at-44113-pmWhat claims to be the biggest ever maritime expedition, led by British Professor Jon Adams of the University of Southampton, set off to investigate climate change in the Black Sea three years ago, but found many ancient shipwrecks as well.

The project originally set out to investigate the changes in the ancient environment of the Black Sea region including the impact of sea level change during the last glacial cycle. During the three year-long expedition, the team discovered century’s old shipwrecks by chance, including vessels from the Byzantine era, Middle Ages and the Ottoman Empire.

Watch to video to find out more.

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