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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to Visit Kythera and Antikythera (news)02/10/2014 |
On Sunday, October 5, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will visit the area of the famous Antikythera shipwreck. The trip comes as a group of Greek, American and Swiss researchers map the the ancient shipwreck’s immediate environs. The international team, which has already started geophysical searches using metal detectors, aims to complete its survey by October 15.
In Search of Kythera and Antikythera (news)05/08/2014 |
"In search of Kythera and Antikythera", is the quintessential travel guide to one of Greece’s remaining uncharted islands. Acclaimed travel writer and photographer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou’s, "In search of Kythera and Antikythera" meticulously examines this time-forsaken land. It is THE comprehensive companion for both first-time traveller as well as the seasoned visitor.
Return to Antikythera (news)31/07/2014 |
Cue all-round excitement when in October 2012 our team of divers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities went back for a proper look. The divers used James Bond-style closed circuit rebreathers and diver propulsion vehicles equipped, with high-resolution video cameras. In eight operational days, we circumnavigated the island at about 40 metres depth. At the wreck site, we found artifacts scattered over a wide area of the steep, rocky sea floor. These include intact pottery, the ship’s lead anchor and some puzzling bronze objects. The team believes that hundreds more items could be buried in the sediment nearby.