Huge Trove Of Shipwrecks Reveals Secret History Of Shipbuilding

By Jacqueline Howard

A remarkable trove of ancient shipwrecks unearthed in Turkey is yielding new insights into shipbuilding as it was practiced more than a thousand years ago in the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empire.

Since 2004, archaeologists from the Istanbul Archaeological Museums have discovered 37 shipwrecks during excavations in the Istanbul’s Yenikapi district. Now, eight of the wrecks–including vessels dating from the 5th Century to the late 10th Century–have been described in a new paper.

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Source: More Fitness

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