Underwater research

The Antikythera Wreck Research Project

In 1900, a shipwreck with a cargo containing numerous works of art and luxury objects was discovered near the island of Antikythera. The finds included the famous astronomical mechanism of Antikythera, which has not to this day revealed all of its secrets. The shipwreck, excavated several times in the past, was again scientifically investigated between 2014 and 2019.

A new project in collaboration with scientists from Greece, Switzerland and Italy is currently underway. Its goal is to bring together the available documentation and develop a new 3D model in an attempt to better understand the course of the ship’s sinking.

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2021 underwater survey at Antikythera

Bay of Kiladha Underwater Research Project

The Bay of Kiladha project aims at exploring archaeological remains in a small cove in the Southern Argolid (Peloponnese). Since 2014, a team of Swiss and Greek archaeologists have focused their attention on a submerged Early Bronze Age site discovered at Lambayanna. After trial trenches in 2016 and 2017, the site was surveyed in 2018-2020 using topographical and geophysical methods.

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Kiladha 2016