8 ancient Roman shipwrecks discovered near Naxos island

by Dave Sadler

In what may be a game-changing factor for archaeology in Greece, an underwater expedition in the cyclades revealed no less than eight ancient roman shipwrecks. The area, a reef near Naxos Island has long been known to the locals as being infested with ancient relics, mainly anchors and amphoras.

Now, an archaeological expedition, led by Sven Ahrens, from the Norwegian Maritime Museum and Ekaterini Tagonidou, from the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, revealed what the locals knew for ages.

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