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Dozens of ancient shipwrecks found accidentally during Black Sea mapping

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posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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Dozens of shipwrecks, the first of their kind seen from bygone empires, have been a "complete bonus" discovery for researchers mapping the Black Sea.

The international team of scientists came across more than 40 wrecks while surveying the seabed near Bulgaria to understand how quickly land in the area was inundated following the last ice age 20,000 years ago.

"The wrecks are a complete bonus, but a fascinating discovery, found during the course of our extensive geophysical surveys," Professor Jon Adams, lead investigator on the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project, said.




edit on 25-10-2016 by CaptainBeno because: Added Image




posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 02:51 AM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Wow Beno, the clarity on these pics are amazing.

Black Sea? lol



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy

It's pretty incredible huh? It's also amazing that the lack of oxygen below a certain depth has almost kept these wrecks in tip top shape. Awesome find! and 40 + of them!!



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 04:07 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy

Amazing preservation, but the images are not photographs. They're computer generated 3D models based on 'advanced underwater survey systems' according to source. Still pretty spectacular.



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: colina

Oh bugga! I thought it was some new 4k tech..... they do look a little too good don't they, never the less, what a find!!!



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy

The source article mentions geophysical surveys and photogrammetry as the data source. A smallish underwater vehicle has been added to the first image.
I would guess at a sonar version of lidar as the data source, if such a thing exists, completed by standard photogrammetry. Amazing technology however the data was acquired.



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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Brilliant find, if I remember is'nt the black sea the one with the layer of livable water over a layer of dead water that act's to preserve thing's by making it hard for living organism's to exist in it's depth's and devour wood etc, meaning some of these incredibly preserved ship's are many thousand's of years old?.



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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This is amazing, and interesting. Thank you so much for sharing.



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

Hi Labtech, yep you're right. Spot on.

These ships could be extremely old! Amazing huh? Can't wait to find out more.



posted on Oct, 25 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: EllariaCatalonia

Thank you for looking!



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 04:45 PM
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Thanks OP, that's awesome! I agree, the 'visual tech' results are really cool (quite inspiring) too.

If they found the old wrecks... and they are well preserved... then perhaps some of what they were carrying (including gold) is too?

If wood is well preserved -- are bones?

RC



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: RedCairo

Indeed! I would believe all organic matter would be "of sorts" obviously taking into account currents etc. But yeah, I would say so, no reason not to be unless anyone else can through light on that question here?.........anyone?



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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I wonder how new the tech was that gives those views.

Back when i was in the navy we had a AN/SQQ-14 mine hunting sonar. that was lowered below the minesweeper i was on that could read the words painted on a 55 gallon drum at about 100 feet.
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posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 04:22 AM
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could read the words painted on a 55 gallon drum at about 100 feet.

No offence, but I call bollocks on that claim. You're writing about sub-millimeter resolution.

If that resolution existed every offshore mining comp would be all over it.



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