Divers have discovered a bronze arm belonging to ancient statue among treasures found near a wrecked ship dating to the first century BC.
Marine archaeologists made the find at a renowned site off the Greek island of Antikythera.
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Speaking to The Guardian Brendan Foley, co-director of the excavations team at Lund University, said: 'What we're finding is these sculptures are in among and under the boulders.'We think it means a minimum of seven, and potentially nine, bronze sculptures still waiting for us down there.'The mysterious metal disk found by the divers has four holed protrusions, with a design that matches the Antikythera Mechanism.
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This achievement meant researchers could conduct an unprecedented DNA analysis of human bones that have survived thousands of years at sea, providing a glimpse at life in the first century BCE.
Buried beneath sand and the fragments of ancient pottery, researchers have discovered the 2,000-year-old remains of a sailor who died upon the ill-fated 'Antikythera ship.' A partial skull, including three teeth, is pictured Researchers from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found a human skull, including a jaw and teeth, along with bones from the arms, legs, ribs, and remains on August 31, 2016 The discovery marks the first time researchers have discovered a human skeleton at a shipwreck site in the era of DNA analysis.
Marine archaeologists made the finding at the renowned site off the Greek island of Antikythera In September 2016, buried beneath sand and the fragments of ancient pottery, researchers discovered the 2,000-year-old remains of a sailor who died upon the ill-fated Antikythera.