Wreckages in Black Sea to be examined
ZONGULDAK – Anadolu AgencyScientific research has been initiated on shipwrecks dating back to between the 2nd and 13th centuries discovered underwater in the Black Sea.
The wrecks lies off the ancient city of Tieion in the Çaycuma’s district of the northern province of Zonguldak.
Bartın University Head of Archaeology Department and excavation official Şahin Yıldırım said they have long been planning to work on the wrecks and they will work underwater for 10 days according to weather conditions.
Yıldırım said the works are being carried out with five students from Florida University’s Archaeology Department.
“Excavations at the ancient city started last month. We carried out works on the land in July and August and the final leg of our works will be underwater. We have an underwater team of 10 people. We have determined four wrecks and we are currently working on the Roman-era ship that is closest to the coast,” he added.