New sunken ships discovered in Aegean
BODRUM - Doğan News AgencyA group of researchers from İzmir’s Dokuz Eylül University’s Institute of Marine Science and Technology (IMST), who conduct research on sunken ships located between Muğla’s Datça peninsula and Antalya, have discovered eight new sunken ships.
The latest research project by the IMST, which receives funding from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Development Ministry and Bodrum Municipality, has taken three months to complete.
The institute’s deputy director Associate professor Harun Özdaş said the first stage of the Aegean and Mediterranean research had been finished in 2004, adding: “The main purpose of the project is to expand the inventory of sunken ships. From the beginning of this year, we have been focusing on the ships that sank during the Ottoman times. During three months of research, we discovered eight new sunken ships.
It was a very productive time as we worked in the areas where we hadn’t previously worked before.”
Özdaş added that the sunken ships, which have already been revealed, would be given to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in the coming days.