A Bronze Arm from the Antikythera Shipwreck discovered

A Bronze Arm from the Antikythera Shipwreck discovered

October 5, 2017

A Bronze Arm from the Antikythera Shipwreck discovered

The Antikythera shipwreck holds more secrets, a discovery that keeps on giving.

The latest dive to the wreck off the coast of Antikythera, Greece, has yielded up new treasure, a bronze statue arm and an unidentified object with a figure revealed by X-rays.

Above, a sediment-encrusted bronze arm recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck.   Credit Brett Seymour/EUA/ARGO 2017



The shipwreck first discovered in 1900, famous for the Antikythera Mechanism.

Many more to come in 2018…

A Bronze Arm from the Antikythera Shipwreck discovered

Image credit ARGO 2017

About 200 bronzes are known to be discovered today, including heads without bodies and bodies without heads.mysterious item called the Antikythera Mechanism



Diver Alexandros Sotiriou told The Guardian:

“There should be at least seven statues.”

“We think it means a minimum of seven, and potentially nine, bronze sculptures still waiting for us down there.”

A Bronze Arm from the Antikythera Shipwreck discovered

Image credit ARGO 2017

source Return to Antikythera Mission

 

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