Not sailing, but amazing anyway…
The British-led Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project claims to have found the world’s oldest intact wreck, a Greek sailing vessel dating back to 400 BC. The wooden hull is so well-preserved because it lies a mile below the surface of the Black Sea, where an abnormally low level of oxygen in the water slows decay.
“A ship, surviving intact, from the Classical world, lying in over two kilometers of water, is something I would never have believed possible,” said lead investigator Professor Jon Adams of the University of Southampton, speaking to Sky News. “This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.”