Skip to comments.Ship wreck provides historic data
Posted on 12/20/2007 12:35:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A shipwreck off the south coast may provide valuable information about the nautical and economic history of the region, according to the Department of Antiquities.
The shipwreck at Mazotos is the first underwater research project to be exclusively run by Cypriot institutions.
The project was undertaken by the Research Unit of Archaeology of the University of Cyprus in agreement with the Department of Antiquities.
According to a statement from the Department of Antiquities, the shipwreck seems to have been a commercial vessel of the Late Classical period.
Part of the cargo of the ship lies on the sea bottom and consists of amphorae, most probably from Chios.
No other ceramic types were identified for the time being or any other parts of the ship (such as anchors) but the spatial distribution of the amphorae may indicate that the hull of the ship is buried under the sand.
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The original link was huge, so I tried editing it and got it right on the first try. :')
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When the sea hit your ship
Like a big-a chocolate chip
When the urn starts to glow
Like theres wine down below
Q: What do you call amphorae thats encrusted with sealife?
A: Chios pet.
I’m here until Tuesday. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.
Whaddya mean ‘groan’?! Im laughing my head off!!! LOL
I’m sorry. It’s all I could think of, after I picked myself up off the floor. I HAD to save it, dontchaknow! LOL! :o])
When the Moon makes you feel like a seagoing eel, that’s a moray.
Some people would just hit you in the vase for that, but I won’t.
ROFL - I hear ya LOL
When the slime on the plank
Has a shine that will blind
When the hull in the sand
Glows like a big disco band
Ok, It’s official, I am not working today! :-)
Thanks. I hate head worms. I’m sure my sleep will be disturbed by a wavery, watery image of Dino, singing drunkenly in the background of all my dreams for the next three nights...
That’s my nominee for the Kinda Weirdest Post of the Week. ;’) Head worms?
It’s not Dino but probably the leftover Pizza Pie hittin’ you in the Eye! Ats Amore!!!
Some of us are just lucky that way. We hear something, and the head worms sing it until they wear out. Or hear something else that’s worse, so they can then sing that....and so on...
Deck the halls with Boston Charlie,
Fa la la la-la la la la.
Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower, allegaroo!
Now, see, that all made sense to me. :’D
Wow. Where did I go wrong?
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