LIFE Archaeology

Diving down to the Antikythera shipwreck


“A surgeon is not allowed any emotion when holding a scalpel; it’s the same with archaeologist/divers. I tried to feel nothing when I was cleaning the area around the human skeleton we found at a depth of 50 meters, so that we could recover the bones 2,000 years after the Antikythera shipwreck went down.”



Earthquake causes big sinkhole outside Ioannina

An investigator from the fire department takes photographs of a large sinkhole that swallowed up part of a dirt track and an olive grove in Kalpaki, a rural area outside Ioannina in northwestern Greece, on Saturday. The sinkhole is estimated to have a depth of 20-30 meters at least, and an overall surface area of around 200 square meters, and is believed to have been caused by a series of earthquakes that struck the region a week ago. On October 14, Ioannina was hit by a strong tremor measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale and followed by hundreds of aftershocks, some of them quite powerful. [ANA-MPA]