Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck

Project: ResearchInternational collaboration, Interdisciplinary research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • History and Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Vehicle Engineering


  • archaeology, Antikythera Shipwreck, Hellenistic era, Greece, deep water archaeology, ancient DNA


Comprehensive study of Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 BC) artifacts; underwater archaeological survey of Antikythera Island, Greece; excavation of Antikythera Shipwrecks; developing and applying innovative methods and technologies for underwater archaeology.

Layman's description

Archaeological excavation of the richest ancient shipwreck ever discovered. The ship sank around 65 BC carrying bronze and marble sculptures, luxury goods, gold jewelry, and the famous Antikythera Mechanism which is often described as the world's first computer.
Short titleAntikythera Shipwreck
Effective start/end date2012/09/01 → …

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