The wreck of a large Byzantine ship, dating from the 10th century and is filled with amphorae discovered by divers off the coast of Sevastopol in the Crimea. That was announced Wednesday by the head of the Russian submarine mission.
“We can say that it is a unique discovery,” said historian Victor Lempentiski, head of the mission who led to the discovery of the wreck at a depth of 82 meters, at the bottom of the Black Sea.
According to preliminary indications, the vessel may sank after colliding with another ship that can also be found at the same seabed. The wreck is full of amphorae dating from the 10th or 11th century AD