Titanic of the ancient world: Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

October 12, 2014 12:55 PM

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Titanic of the ancient world: Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

Athens: Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artefacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed.

Lying metres down a steep underwater slope off Antikythera Island, in southern Greece, the Roman commercial vessel’s wreck was accidentally located by sponge divers more than a century ago.

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