Return to Antikythera


In 1900, Greek sponge divers stumbled upon what was to become one of themost iconic and fabulous shipwrecks ever found in the Mediterranean close to the tiny Greek Island of Antikythera- the Antikythera shipwreck.  Over the course of several perilous months of diving, despite  numerous episodes of the bends and a fatality, the divers recovered a treasure of Classical bronze and marble statuary and the famous Antikythera Mechanism- the world's oldest known mechanical computer.  

Since 2013, archeologists from around the world, under the direction and supervision of the Greek Ministry of Antiquities and Woods Hole have returned to the site to continue excavations.  Utilizing mixed gas rebreathers and a quiver of advanced techniques and technologies, the team has pried some of the site's remaining secrets from the depths.

This paper will discuss the site, its history, current finds, and current thoughts about what remains and where.

Cite this Record

Return to Antikythera. Theotokis Theodhoulou, Brendan Foley, Dave Conlin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435508)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 625