Minoan shipwreck found off Turkish coast
Turkish researchers have discovered a 4,000 year-old shipwreck in Marmaris Hisaronu Gulf opposite the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos in the eastern Aegean, as part of an ongoing project carried out by Dokuz Eylül University's Marine Sciences Institute since 2007.
|Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000 year-old shipwreck off the Turkish coast, probably |
of the Minoan Civilisation [Credit: AA]
He said that the shipwreck was found as part of the 'Research on Turkey's Underwater Heritage' project, which has been launched in 2007.
Last year the project has received 70,000 Turkish liras in funds and aims to make an inventory for shipwrecks in Turkey's territorial waters.
|Researchers believe the wreck was a Minoan ship used for trade that sunk during a trip to |
Hisaronu Gulf from Crete via Rhodes and Bozburun [Credit: AA]
The shipwreck was found at a depth of 40 metres and is thought to be that of a Minoan merchant vessel, though no details have been released as to its likely date.
It is reported that the ship is thought to have capsized during a trip to Hisaronu Gulf from Crete via Rhodes and Bozburun (near ancient Halikarnassos) on the southwestern Turkish coast.
|Part of the project's aim has been to provide a record of shipwrecks in Turkey's |
territorial waters [Credit: AA]
Source: Daily Sabah [January 30, 2016]
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