Monday, August 25, 2008

News of recent digs and TROPIS

Follow the link for news on recent finds and TROPIS...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2,500-Year-Old Greek Ship Raised

Archaeologists raise an ancient Greek ship off the coast of southern Sicily. It is the biggest and best maintained vessel of its kind ever found.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Classical shipwreck found off Cyprus

Marine Archaeolgists from the University of Cyprus' Archaeology Research Unit are currently working on the site of a classical shipwreck off the south coast of Cyprus. The ship rests under 45 meters of water some 2 1/2 kilometers from shore. It was carrying a large number of amphorae from Chios when it sunk, over 2300 years ago.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Circumnavigation of Africa

An English sailor, Philip Beale, 47, has commissioned the building of a replica Phoenician ship that he plans to sail around Africa with a crew of 20 to prove that Phoenician seafarers did just that over 2500 years ago long before any European. The voyage is scheduled for August and will take around 10 months.

Monday, February 11, 2008

2300 year-old merchant ship found off Cyprus

An interesting new find!
A classical merchantman carrying wine from Chios wrecked off Cyprus around the middle of the fourth century B.C. is soon to be excavated by the University of Cyprus' Archaeology Research Unit.