Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Black Sea Wrecks

...over 40 ancient shipwrecks have, so far, been found by scientists mapping the submerged landscape. The Black Sea used to be a lot smaller, and it's theorized that the area was inundated by a "break through" from the Mediterranean about 7,500 years ago, which event may be the origin of the legend of Noah's flood. Oh, and it was fresh water too, and is now salt.

They were looking for evidence of the speed of the inundation to test this theory, but the shipwrecks are a nice bonus - perfectly preserved and dating from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods.