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3,300-year-old shipwreck overturns ancient navigation data

3,300-year-old shipwreck overturns ancient navigation data

A 3,300-year-old ship was discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, making it one of the Ancient shipwrecks It was discovered at all and provides new data to what we knew about it Navigation in the ancient worldAccording to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The boat is believed to be his Thirteenth or fourteenth century BCHe said in a statement. It was discovered 90 kilometers from the coast in the water 1.8 km deep, With hundreds The jars are intact The announcement added that he was still on board.

The shipwreck was found during Environmental research from the seabed by London-based natural gas company Energean, according to Karnit Pahartan, head of the company’s environmental group.

During the search, researchers made an “unusual find that resembled a large collection of jars,” Bhartan said. It turns out that this “A shocking discoveryHe added, according to what was reported by the British newspaper “The Sun”: “More than any of us could have imagined.” CNN.

Energean then conducted an operation to recover urns from the wreckage, which will be on display at the newly constructed Jay and Jenny Schottenstein National Campus of Israel Monuments in Jerusalem this summer.

The wreck was discovered during an environmental survey of the seabed (Source: CNNi/Emil Eljam/Israel Antiquities Authority)

Yaakov Sarfit, director of the Marine Antiquities Unit at the Antiquities Authority, said that the ship may have been destroyed due to sinking. Storm Or meet with Pirates.

“This is the first and oldest shipwreck discovered so far in the deep sea of ​​the eastern Mediterranean,” he said.

Sarvet said the jars found on board the merchant ship likely contained… Oil and wine Or other agricultural products such as fruits, which indicates that maritime trade was carried out across the sea.

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Previous knowledge of how ships traded suggests that voyages were port to port, rather than across the open sea, with passengers remaining within sight of the coast.

“The newly discovered ship changes our understanding of sailing in the ancient world,” Sarvet said.

“This is a global sensation: this discovery shows the impressive navigational skills of the ancients – those who made it possible to cross the Mediterranean Sea without any visual contact with the coast – because from this distance you can only see the horizon line.” he added .

A newly discovered 3,300-year-old shipwreck ‘changes the understanding’ of ancient world sailing By Katherine Nichols – CNN