‘Shipwreck capital of the world’ contains 2,500 sunken vessels

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The “ancient shipwreck capital of the world” containing at least 22 sunken vessels some dating back 2,500 years old has been found in a small Greek archipelago.

The “once in a lifetime discovery” was in the middle of an ancient trade route from Egypt to Cyprus.

The wrecks date from 700 BC to the 16th century were found within the past fortnight in the first ever underwater archaeological expedition to the islands in the Eastern Aegean.

Archaeologist Peter Campbell, of England’s University of Southampton said: “The concentration of ancient shipwrecks is unprecedented.”

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