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The remains of an ancient ship were found near the coast of Israel

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun21,2024

The remains of an ancient ship were found off the coast of Israel

The remains of an ancient ship/Management antiquities of Israel

In Israel, archaeologists discovered the remains of an ancient ship in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, managing to lift part of its cargo. The sunken ship was discovered during a scheduled oil and gas exploration.

This is reported by FoxNews with reference to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The ship was discovered 90 km from the northern coast of Israel at a depth of about 1,800 meters. According to archaeologists, hundreds of intact amphorae, approximately 3300 years old, were found in it.

According to the experts of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the find shows that the sailors of that time already knew how to navigate the seas, orienting themselves by the sun and stars.

The remains of an ancient ship were found off the coast of Israel

The remains of an ancient ship

The ship discovered a robotic underwater vehicle of the Energean oil and gas company during the exploration of new deposits near the Israeli coast. Only two amphorae were raised to the surface with the help of special tools. Dr. Bahartan called their discovery a truly sensational find.

She explained that before this, two sunken cargo ships belonging to the Late Bronze Age had been found in the Mediterranean Sea. Both were found relatively close to the Turkish coast using standard diving equipment.

Academics have until now believed that trade at the time was carried out by safe port-to-port crossings across the coastline. A new discovery changes all our ideas about the skills of ancient seafarers. This is the first vessel found at such a great distance from the shore, off any land, she said.

In the summer, the amphorae are planned to be exhibited at the National Archaeological Camp of Israel in Jerusalem.

The remains of an ancient ship were found off the coast of Israel

The remains of an ancient ship

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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