Aegean Shipwreck Flotsam from Knidos Dive C- 2009

Here’s another look at one of the coolest archeological sites from our past 15 years of ocean exploration in the Knidos region of the Aegean Sea along the coasts of Greece and Turkey (NA002). This ancient anchor lying on the seafloor provides evidence of a possibly Roman or Byzantium shipwreck- what our Corps of Exploration estimate as an iron anchor inside of a concretion, or solid mass formed by local sediment accumulation. Keep watching for footage of other shipwreck flotsam, such as amphora (ancient ceramic containers), tentatively dated back to the 7th century. 

Learn more about other shipwrecks found in the region.

Brennan, Michael & Davis, Dan & Opait, Andrei & Stay, Marshall. (2020). Deep-water shipwrecks in the East Mediterranean: a microcosm of Late Roman exchange. Journal of Roman Archaeology. 33. 291-329. 10.1017/S1047759420001026. (

Brennan, Michael & Turanli, Tufan & Buxton, Bridget & Bell, Katherine & Roman, Chris & Kofahl, Meko & Koyagasioglu, Orkan & Whitesell, Dan & Chamberlain, Thomas & Sullivan, Richard & Ballard, Robert. (2011). Landscape imaging of the southeast Aegean Sea. Oceanography (Washington D.C.). 24. 18-19. (