Oldest shipwreck in the world

Dokos is a small rocky island of 12 square kilometers lying between Ermioni on the mainland and the Saronic island of Hydra. Known in antiquity as Aperopia, it was inhabited from the Neolithic period (4th millennium BC) and flourished after the 13th century BC with settlements in the areas of Myti Kommeni and Ledeza. Ruins of Proto-Helladic, Late Helladic and Hellenistic settlements survive, along with Hellenistic and Byzantine monuments. In 1975 the oldest shipwreck in the world (the second Proto-Helladic period, 2700-2200 BC), bearing a cargo of pottery, was found near the island at a depth of 15-30 meters, and was excavated in 1989-1992.

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