Ancient Greek shipwreck discovered by divers and full of treasures
A team of divers came across an ancient wreck full of treasures in Abu Qir Bay near Alexandria.
The discovery was announced by the European Institute of Underwater Archeology (IEASM), and according to reports, the wreck of Ancient Greece dates back to the Ptolemaic era (305 to 30 BC). The dive team detected the vessel with a prototype sonar beam, and when they approached, the divers noticed that it was under about 15 feet of clay.
According to Franck Goddio, the president of the IEASM, the ship sank in the depths after the fall of large blocks from the temple of Amun. Notably, Goddio and his colleagues believe the ship was originally moored at a dock before a cataclysmic event triggered the destruction of the Temple of Amun. Moreover, the blocks that crushed the ship pinned it to the bottom of the channel and simultaneously provided it with the right conditions to be preserved for such a long time.
As for the treasures that have been found, they can be seen in the above tweet from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, which writes that the diving team also found a Greek burial area that dates back to the early 4th century BC . It should be noted how rare this finding is, because BGR Ratings through the Greek journalistthere is only one vessel found from this period – the Punic vessel Marsala of around 235 BC.
Recently the Colombian military released a selection of images of the San Jose Galleon sunk by the British Navy in 1708 during the War of the Spanish Succession. This ship and its cargo of gold, silver, crockery, cannons, pots, etc., is estimated at around $17 billion. More on this story below.