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Archaeologists discovered the remnants of an ancient ship in Sevastopol

Scientists have brought up two anchors and other artefacts from the bottom of the mouth of the Belbek river, which, according to preliminary data, were made in the Roman period of Crimean history and are the remnants of a ship that was shipwrecked off the coast of contemporary Sevastopol.
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«Two anchors, lead tiles and a lead cauldron dated to the Roman period of Crimean history were found in the area of the Belbek River mouth (in the vicinity of the village of Lyubimovka near Sevastopol — TASS comment), this is II-III centuries AD. It suggests that we are talking about a shipwreck, I mean, a ship was washed ashore there — and there is a depth of 6.5 meters — about two thousand years ago and then it was destroyed by waves, most likely, and these are its remains. All the findings have been transported to the Centre for Marine Research and Technologies of the Sevastopol State University», — said Viktor Lebedinsky, PhD in History, who heads underwater archaeological expedition of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, where he is a Senior Researcher.

Scientists from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS, experts of the Centre for Marine Research and Technologies, and also students of the Sevastopol State University took part in the recovery operation, Lebedinsky noted.

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