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    Greek Shipwreck from 350 BC Revealed

    The remains of an ancient Greek cargo ship that sank more than 2,300 years ago have been uncovered with a deep-sea robot, archaeologists announced today.
    The ship was carrying hundreds of ceramic jars of wine and olive oil and went down off Chios and the Oinoussai islands in the eastern Aegean Sea sometime around 350 B.C.

    Archeologists speculate that a fire or rough weather may have sunk the ship. The wreckage was found submerged beneath 200 feet (60 meters) of water.
    The researchers hope that the shipwreck will provide clues about the trade network that existed between the ancient Greek and their trading partners.

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/200602...m350bcrevealed
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    Boys, those jars of wine should be aged to perfection by now
    They could put those on the market!
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    It will be interesting to hear a report of what they have discovered from this find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanandjim
    It will be interesting to hear a report of what they have discovered from this find.
    A few nights ago on PBS they showed that just out of a Greek Harbor, they found the remains of what waould be considered, the Seventh Wonder Of The World. It was an immense lighthouse that ships, 70 miles out to sea, could see. They think it was destroyed by a storm in the fourth century, but it was never known where it was located. Things like this are fascinating; they are learning more all of the time, and it seems, at a much faster rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    A few nights ago on PBS they showed that just out of a Greek Harbor, they found the remains of what waould be considered, the Seventh Wonder Of The World. It was an immense lighthouse that ships, 70 miles out to sea, could see. They think it was destroyed by a storm in the fourth century, but it was never known where it was located. Things like this are fascinating; they are learning more all of the time, and it seems, at a much faster rate.
    I love to watch stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    The remains of an ancient Greek cargo ship that sank more than 2,300 years ago have been uncovered with a deep-sea robot, archaeologists announced today.
    The ship was carrying hundreds of ceramic jars of wine and olive oil and went down off Chios and the Oinoussai islands in the eastern Aegean Sea sometime around 350 B.C.

    Archeologists speculate that a fire or rough weather may have sunk the ship. The wreckage was found submerged beneath 200 feet (60 meters) of water.
    The researchers hope that the shipwreck will provide clues about the trade network that existed between the ancient Greek and their trading partners.

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/200602...m350bcrevealed
    Thank you for the link, that was fascinating. The mosaic picture with the starfish and the sea sponge amongst the debris field was very interesting and intriguing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    A few nights ago on PBS they showed that just out of a Greek Harbor, they found the remains of what waould be considered, the Seventh Wonder Of The World. It was an immense lighthouse that ships, 70 miles out to sea, could see. They think it was destroyed by a storm in the fourth century, but it was never known where it was located. Things like this are fascinating; they are learning more all of the time, and it seems, at a much faster rate.
    Argghhh, I missed it and love shows like that. I hope that it will air again soon...
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