Saturday, June 15 2024

Shipwreck Investigated Off Coast of Northern Greece might be connected to 1821 Revolution


Greek archaeologists are investigating a shipwreck discovered by divers last summer off the coast of the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece.

Two cannons and a long rifle have been found, along with the ship’s wooden hull. The researchers think the vessel was constructed in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries, and that it may have played a role in the Greek Revolution against Ottoman rule, fought from 1821 to 1829.