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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:06 PM

3,600-year-old shipwreck found off coast of Turkey

https://abc7chicago.com/society/3600-year-old-shipwreck-found-off-coast-of-turkey/5241991/
<snipDivers in southern Turkey may have found a merchant ship that is believed to be 3,600 years old, according to ATNH.

The shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast is estimated to be 46-feet long and has a big bounty on board. An underwater research team says it's loaded with copper.

The governor of Antalya, near where the discovery was made, says it's a "breakthrough" in underwater archaeology.

He claims the ship dates back to 1600 B.C.

That copper wasn't the only surprise divers found.

Antalya's governor said the ship was carrying the earliest industrial products in the world.

So how did the ship get underwater in the first place?

Experts suspect that it sunk after sailing into a storm while it was headed to the island of Crete or the Aegean Sea.

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malaise Apr 2019 OP
dewsgirl Apr 2019 #1
malaise Apr 2019 #3
sarabelle Apr 2019 #2
2naSalit Apr 2019 #4
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #5
csziggy Apr 2019 #6

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:56 PM

1. Wow, I love these kinds of discoveries.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:14 PM

3. There is so much below the surface that we

are yet to discover

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:59 PM

2. A nice break from politics. I love history.

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:31 PM

4. Cool!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:15 PM

5. Love archaeology. I have a 2,000 year old amphora from Bodrun, Turkey. Bought in

1965 for next to nothing. They'd brought so many up from the depths, the govt allowed them to be sold. Covered in stuff from being underwater so long. I love it!

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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:26 PM

6. Hmmm, that is very close in time to the Minoan (or Thera or Santorini) eruption

<SNIP> Radiocarbon dates, including analysis of an olive branch buried beneath a lava flow from the volcano that gave a date between 1627 BCE and 1600 BCE (95% confidence interval), suggest an eruption date more than a century earlier than suggested by archaeologists.

<SNIP> Around the time of the radiocarbon-indicated date of the eruption, there is evidence for a significant climatic event in the Northern Hemisphere like failure of crops in China (see below) and evidence from tree rings, cited above: bristlecone pines of California; bog oaks of Ireland, England, and Germany; and other trees in Sweden. The tree rings date the event to 1628 (65 years) BCE.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_eruption#Eruption_dating


I wonder if the ship could have been caught in a tsunami?

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