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Turkey Discovers 4,000 Year Old Minoan Civilization Shipwreck

Source: Ancient-Origins/April Holloway - February 10, 2016 in Adventure

Turkey Discovers 4,000 Year Old Minoan Civilization Shipwreck
Minoan vessel replica. Photo: Martin Belam/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Turkish researchers from the Marine Science and Technology Institute of Dokuz Eylul University have discovered a 4,000-year-old shipwreck in the Marmaris Hisarönü Gulf, which is believed to be a trading ship from the Minoan civilization. It is the oldest shipwreck ever recovered in Turkish waters.

Turkish media outlet, TRT Haber, reports that the discovery was made following more than five years of investigations and analyses being conducted by the University’s Marine Sciences Institute, which has been carrying out an inventory of shipwrecks in the region.

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