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Ancient Greek shipwreck found to be world’s largest

Much of vessel along with its luxury cargo have survived over 2,000 years underwater

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12:03pm, October 14, 2014
diver discovers a bronze rigging

GO DEEP  Wielding a metal detector, a diver discovers a bronze rigging ring and a ceramic jug among the sunken remains of an ancient Greek ship.

New finds from a Greek ship that sank nearly 2,100 years ago indicate that much of the vessel and its luxury cargo have been preserved. Divers and archaeologists wearing special suits that enable flexible movement during several consecutive hours of deep-sea exploration made the discoveries this month.

Items recovered at the 55-meter-deep wreck site off the Greek island of Antikythera, announced on October 9 by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, include table wear, a ceramic jug, a bronze spear probably from a warrior or goddess statue, a bronze

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