New artifacts found off Greek island Antikythera

(ORDO NEWS) — Important archaeological finds have been discovered at the site of an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera.

Among the artifacts is an unusual marble head of a man, which, according to scientists, is part of a statue of Hercules of Farnese.

At the same time, the body itself was found in 1900 and is stored in the Greek National Archaeological Museum.

In addition, archaeologists have discovered numerous ship accessories covered with a thick layer of marine sediments. Using modern methods of studying the finds, scientists expect to establish their ownership.

Two human teeth were also found, which can be used to establish the genetic characteristics of the characteristics of the person to whom they belonged.

The site of an ancient shipwreck is a real treasury for archaeologists, it was discovered back in 1900. Scientists are sure that the ship was carrying cargo commissioned by a wealthy Roman who collected Greek works of art.

In the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčAntikythera, a mechanism was found, which in the scientific world is called the first computer in history.


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