New treasures discovered at Antikythera shipwreck in Greece

Underwater excavations at the Antikythera shipwreck in Greece, dating from the 1st century BC, have resulted in a discovery of new treasures. The latest findings include wood, lead and pottery.

Treasures found aboard the Antikythera shipwreck.

Treasures found aboard the Antikythera shipwreck. Image by Tilemahos Efthimiadis / CC BY 2.0

The most valuable find from the shipwreck is the famous Antikythera Mechanism, often called the world’s oldest known computer. The shipwreck was originally discovered in 1901. A travelling exhibition called ‘The Sunken Treasure - The Antikythera Shipwreck’ will open in Switzerland on 3 October and for the first time the collection of 370 artifacts will be shown abroad. Read more: news.gtp.gr

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