2,000-year-old shipwreck found off Sri Lankan coast

Published on August 23rd, 2010 | by Admin

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A ship has been located which sunk off the coast of Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago.

Archaeologist Sanath Karunarathne says it is believed that the newly found ship is older than 2,000 years. Historical items including a stone bench with an ancient inscription have also been discovered among the wreckage.

The exploration programme is being carried out by the Archaeological Department with the collaboration of the Central Cultural Fund, the official said.

Godavaya was an important sea port that believed to have served as a transit point on the ancient silk route to exchange goods between the East and West.

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One Response to 2,000-year-old shipwreck found off Sri Lankan coast

  1. saman says:

    As I know the site has being explored and recorded in 2008 by the Maritime Archaeology Unit of Galle. SO why he is re telling as he found it recently. even the photo in the article was taken and published in 2008. it is good to know they are doing large scale project at the site, but to erase the known history and people is not good.

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