A well-preserved wooden ship found off the coast of Balaklava in the Crimea
«An ancient wooden sailing vessel has been found, it has a well-preserved anchor. We can use the anchor to make a dating estimation: we might be dealing with an ancient Roman sailing vessel if the boldest assumptions are to be believed. [In which case] this is a unique finding, because the ships of the Roman era in such a state of preservation have not yet been found in the Crimea,» he said.
The ship was found at a depth of 90 meters in the area of Balaklava, he explained. «We have the shape of the hull, which is because the Black Sea is a good preservative at great depths,» Dunaev added.