Scientists make fantastic Discovery of Largest ever ancient Ship Graveyard in the Black Sea

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Deep sea divers and marine adventure enthusiasts have much to rejoice because a spectacular discovery has just been made in the turquoise waters of the black sea. A Ship graveyard of no less than 60 ancient ships has been found lying on the bed of the seas dating back to the byzantine era which means 2,500 years of maritime history upto the 19th century just lying at the bottom of the sea.

The large variety of ships will attract gold hunters no doubt for bounty and treasure which may still be lying intact within the ruins of what is being called a ship graveyard.

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1 Mega discovery of ancient ships was found by accident

The astonishing discovery was the result of a 3-year project undertaken by the University of Southampton’s Center for Maritime Archaeology titled Black Sea MAP. Till date it is the largest ever marine archaeological project to be undertaken but the surprising fact is that it was never meant to search for ships but rather as a project to map the sea floor.

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2The seabed revealed a huge graveyard of ships

The study was an endeavor to make a total geophysical survey of the Black sea and the effects of climate change in respect to the changing environment along the Bulgarian coast. The researchers found more than they bargain for when they discovered an entirely different world existing there on the sea floor which turned out to be a graveyard of ancient ships.

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