Roman shipwreck filled with ancient treasures discovered off Greek island of Kassos
Impressive archaeological finds, including amphorae and pottery of various styles and eras, were discovered in shipwrecks located in the sea area of Kassos, the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea. One of them, which is considered the most significant, is placed in the Roman period and dates between the 2nd and 3rd century AD.
The trove of treasures was found during the second underwater research mission carried out in September and October by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research of the National Research Foundation.
As Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports noted in a relevant announcement, “In the remote Kassos, which was a crossroads of civilizations, but also an important navigation center from antiquity to recent years, underwater archaeological research has brought to light important new findings.”