Rocky Shore

There were 3-4 metre waves over the wreck site today, so AUV (underwater robotic) operations took place on the sheltered side of the island on the yacht GLAROS* and diving vessel, POSEIDON.

So instead of diving, the archaeologists examined the general area near the wreck site, discussing theories of how it may have sank at the hands of Roman sailors possibly during similar conditions, more than 2000 years ago.

Archaeologists Dr. Brendan Foley, Alex Tortas and Dr. Theotokis Theodoulou examining the coastline adjacent to the Antikythera shipwreck.
Archaeologists Dr. Brendan Foley, Alex Tourtas and Dr. Theotokis Theodoulou examining the coastline adjacent to the Antikythera shipwreck.

 

Operations expert, skipper and technical diving instructor, Alexander Sotiriou theorizing about where the ship may have hit.
Operations expert, skipper and technical diving instructor, Alexander Sotiriou theorizing about where the ship may have hit.

 

Cosmote has installed a dedicated 4G base station overlooking the wreck, so we can share information from at sea. It's one of the fastest in Greece, clocking more than 90Mb/s downloads over the mobile network.
Cosmote has installed a dedicated 4G base station overlooking the wreck, so we can share information from at sea. It’s one of the fastest in Greece, clocking faster┬áthan 90Mb/s downloads via┬áthe mobile network.

* The yacht GLAROS has been generously provided as a research vessel for the project thanks to the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation.