Sea of Lost Ships

by wjw on September 24, 2017

Via Janice, the announcement of a “ship graveyard” in the Black Sea, featuring the preserved remains of wrecks stretching over 2500 years.  Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman . . . it’s all there.

The Black Sea is a notoriously stormy sea, and the Greeks called it Euxeinos Pontos, “the hospitable sea,” for the same reason they called the Furies “the friendly ones.”  They didn’t want to give the sea any ideas, it was nasty enough as it was.



John F. MacMichael September 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Fascinating. This would be a bonanza for nautical history.

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