Stunning Shipwreck Discovery!

( – In a bombshell discovery, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently shared what it found at the bottom of the sea.

Revealing the exciting news on X, IAA disclosed that there is a 3,300-year-old cargo ship found at the depths of the Mediterranean Sea that still has “hundreds of intact jars.”

Remarking on the significance of the find, the IAA noted that this discovery challenges previous assumptions about ancient navigation.

According to The Times of Israel, it was believed that Late Bronze Age mariners could not venture far from the coastline. However, the intact nature and deep-sea location of this ship suggest otherwise.

“Only two other shipwrecks with cargo are known from the Late Bronze Age in the Mediterranean Sea … both found off the Turkish coast. Yet both of those shipwrecks were found relatively close to shore,” IAA head Jacob Sharvit told the media.

He further emphasized the uniqueness of this find, stating, “The discovery of this boat now changes our entire understanding of ancient mariner abilities. It is the very first to be found at such a great distance with no line of sight to any landmass.”

The ship came to light during a routine seabed survey by natural gas company Energean in Israeli waters.

The survey initially identified what seemed to be large accumulations of jars on the ocean floor, prompting the company to contact the IAA.

Energean environmental lead Karnit Bahartan reflected on the moment, saying, “We are in ongoing contact with the Israel Antiquities Authority, and when we sent them the images it turned out to be a sensational discovery, far beyond what we could imagine,” as reported by The Times of Israel.

This find not only adds a rich layer to our understanding of Bronze Age seafaring but also highlights the advanced capabilities of these ancient navigators, who ventured much further into the open sea than previously thought.

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