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Bulgaria: 'World's oldest known intact shipwreck' found in the Black Sea02:29

Bulgaria: 'World's oldest known intact shipwreck' found in the Black Sea

Bulgaria, Black Sea
October 24, 2018 at 15:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Anglo-Bulgarian team of archaeologists inspected a well-preserved Greek merchant ship, believed to be as old as 2,400 years, at the bottom of the Black Sea, off the Bulgarian coast, on Wednesday.

The 23 metres (75 feet) long ship is reportedly lying at around 2000 metres (6561 feet). Its reported excellent condition is due to the ship being in waters devoid of oxygen. It is reportedly hailed as considered the "world's oldest known intact shipwreck'.

"We have discovered fantastic evidence for seafaring in the Black Sea, since probably the 5th century AD up until the 19th century. We have over 40, around 40 sailing vessels that are preserved in a fantastic way," said archaeologist Dr. Dragomir Garbov.

The archaeologist expedition has been on a mission concerning shipwrecks for the past three years, during which they reportedly found a total of 67 wrecks.

Mandatory Credit: Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions

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An Anglo-Bulgarian team of archaeologists inspected a well-preserved Greek merchant ship, believed to be as old as 2,400 years, at the bottom of the Black Sea, off the Bulgarian coast, on Wednesday.

The 23 metres (75 feet) long ship is reportedly lying at around 2000 metres (6561 feet). Its reported excellent condition is due to the ship being in waters devoid of oxygen. It is reportedly hailed as considered the "world's oldest known intact shipwreck'.

"We have discovered fantastic evidence for seafaring in the Black Sea, since probably the 5th century AD up until the 19th century. We have over 40, around 40 sailing vessels that are preserved in a fantastic way," said archaeologist Dr. Dragomir Garbov.

The archaeologist expedition has been on a mission concerning shipwrecks for the past three years, during which they reportedly found a total of 67 wrecks.

Mandatory Credit: Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions

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