Archaeologists and divers have their hands full in the Black Sea as both an ancient Greek ship and an ancient Roman ship have both been discovered hidden in the sea's great depths.
According to the Greek Reporter, the ancient Greek ship was found in the Mykolaiv region, and it has been tentatively dated as having sailed 2,500 years ago. The ship was detected during a collaboration between the Warsaw Institute of Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology of NAS of Ukraine, and is thought to be one of the oldest ships that has ever been found in this area of the Black Sea.
Vyacheslav Gerasimov, who is the head of the archaeological team that is currently investigating the Greek ship, believes that it probably once sailed along busy trade routes to places like Chersonesos and Olbia.
"This ship is one of the oldest known in the Northern black sea. The ship belonged to the ancient Greek mariners V century BC – the period of colonization of the Northern black sea, when was the first settlement of Olbia."
"Lift without certain conditions for the preservation and storage is impossible; the wood that lays more than 2 thousand years under water may fall to pieces."