Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece

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Posted on April 10, 2019, 3:48 pm
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It is very impressive. Even I, who have been working for years in underwater archaeology, the first time I dived on this wreck I was truly impressed


Dimitris Kourkoumelis, lead archaeologist

Ancient shipwrecks and even many more recent ones are still off-limits. 
Now that seems to be gradually changing, with a new project to create underwater museums.

Divers will be able to tour certain shipwrecks and non-divers will experience the sites through virtual reality in information centers on land.

The first of these sites is the Peristera shipwreck, named for the uninhabited Greek island opposite Alonissos where it was discovered in the early 1990s.

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