National Geographic News: Black Sea

National Geographic News:  Black Sea
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A row of amphoraejars used for shipping by ancient Greeks and Romansline the bottom of the Black Sea at a site 275 feet (84 meters) down. The pile of amphorae was all that was left of an ancient shipwreck, discovered in summer 2002 on an expedition organized by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard. New radiocarbon tests show the amphorae to date between the fifth and third centuries B.C.

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—Photograph copyright 2003, National Geographic Society
 
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