Ancient shipwreck was delivering cargo to Apollon Temple

Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Admin

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Research on a shipwreck discovered in the Aegean in 1993 has revealed that the cargo was on it’s way to the Apollon Temple in Claros.

Five years of conservation work have revealed that the ship, known as the K?z?lburun shipwreck, took its name from the ancient name of Marmara Island, “Prokenessos,” and sank during a storm in K?z?lburun while carrying cargo to the Apollon Temple in the ancient city of Claros, according to Underwater Research Institute (INA) Director Tuba Ekmekçi.

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Story: Do?an News Agency | Photo: DHA photo

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