Black Sea Shipwrecks

What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
User avatar
ed
Posts: 33011
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 438 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by ed » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Image
Marco Polo himself may have recognised this medieval trading ship. It’s one of the 40 or so shipwrecks newly discovered on the bed of the Black Sea north of Turkey.

Some of these vessels sank when the Byzantine Empire was in its heyday 1000 years ago, and some during more recent Ottoman times. Others sank in the 13th century, when Marco Polo was plying his trade across the globe.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/21 ... black-sea/
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Bruce
Posts: 19726
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 pm
Title: Big cynic in small state
Location: Rhode Island
Has thanked: 307 times
Been thanked: 472 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Bruce » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:05 am

That's racist!! :notsure:

It's now called the African American Sea.

And those ships are floatationally challenged.
Such potential!

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70748
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3162 times
Been thanked: 1169 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:50 am

Bruce wrote:It's now called the African American Sea.
American?

Are we being a little imperialist here? :notsure:
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 16428
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Has thanked: 1988 times
Been thanked: 2718 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:56 am

And here's a wreck in the Aral sea:

Image

:mrgreen:

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 16428
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Has thanked: 1988 times
Been thanked: 2718 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:06 am

P. – S.

Here's an older documentary. Love those robots with dust brushes…


User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33455
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Been thanked: 1714 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Grammatron » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:33 pm

Very cool.

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 16428
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Has thanked: 1988 times
Been thanked: 2718 times

Re: Black Sea Shipwrecks

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:52 am

If you're interested, recent article from the Smithsonian on the subject, with links: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... 78/?no-ist.
Since 2015, the Maritime Archaeological Project expedition has uncovered 60 wrecks, covering 2,500 years of maritime history