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April 12, 2019
Greece opens ancient shipwrecks to scuba divers
Recreational diving was mostly banned until 2005, for fear that divers might loot the antiquities scattered on the seabed.
By ELENA BECATOROS
Ancient amphoras lie at the bottom of the sea from a 5th century B.C. shipwreck, the first ancient shipwreck to be opened to the public in Greece, near the coast of Peristera.
STENI VALLA, Greece — Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of shipbuilding in antiquity.
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