Over 40 ancient ships found in the Black Sea


bout 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, melting glaciers began filling the Black Sea. Researchers still aren’t sure just when the sea began to rise, how much land it covered and what the impact may have been for the human populations living seaside. That’s why an international team of researchers began the Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project, which surveyed large areas of the sea floor off of Bulgaria earlier this fall.  Hopefully that data will eventually provide some answers, but in the meantime the survey uncovered something really cool—44 almost perfectly preserved shipwrecks, some dating from the Byzantine and early Ottoman empires.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/over-40-ancient-ships-discovered-bottom-black-sea-180961128/#3Q0Pml65SQVOvMtU.99

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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