Time for Thorns

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Black Sea’s dead zone…

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The dead zone in the Black Sea is an area at the bottom which is devoid of light and oxygen,  which generally preserves whatever happens to land there.   The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has been scouring the bottom and has located a batch of more than 40  ancient shipwrecks  from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods.

The photos are fascinating,  and we will undoubtedly learn a great deal,  both culturally and archaeologically,  from the discovery.   When I was a child,  I thought being an archaeologist would be the neatest job in the world.   I’m not sure I was wrong about that.

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Written by timeforthorns

October 24, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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