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23 ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters

American and Greek divers have located the remains of 23 shipwrecks in the eastern Aegean Sea.

The archipelago might be a hotspot for finding shipwrecks today because it was such a popular destination for boats in the past, Campbell told Live Science.

“Fourni is actually a really safe place,” Campbell said. “It’s just the volume of traffic in every time period that causes the volume of wrecks.”

Though Fourni didn’t have any major cities in antiquity, it was known as a good anchorage and navigational point for Aegean crossing routes that went both east to west and north to south.

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Story: Megan Gannon, Live Science | Photo: Vasilis Mentogianis

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