Monday, August 16, 2010

Archaeologists find Ancient and Byzantine remains on Cyprus

The results of several archaeological projects on Cyprus have been announced in recent days, which have revealed new details about an ancient merchant ship, a Hellenistic dance floor, and several communities which thrived during ancient and Byzantine times.

In what was the first underwater archaeological project which is conducted solely by Cypriot organizations, archaeologists examined the remains of an ancient shipwreck discovered off the southeast coast near the village of Mazotos. The Mazotos ship, a merchant vessel which dates from the mid 4th century B.C was found in 2007 at a depth of 45 meters.

Click here to read this article from History of the Ancient World