kythera family kythera family
  

Message Board

Message Board > Underwater Excavation of the Mentor Shipwreck - Off Avlemonas

19331: Underwater Excavation of the Mentor Shipwreck - Off Avlemonas

submitted by John Fardoulis on 08.08.2011


As well as the We Dig Kythira land digs, some of us were also involved in an underwater excavation of the Mentor shipwreck.

News of the project has put Kythera on the map this week in terms of Greek newspapers, web sites and TV coverage.

Here's a link that explains how to view a nice report about the project by the ERT TV channel.

http://krg.org.au/mentor/?page_id=32

The Mentor was a ship that sank off Avlemonas 209 years ago.

It was a vessel carrying 17 crates of Parthenon Sculptures/Marbles, taken by Lord Elgin.

And a micro site is under construction here: http://krg.org.au/mentor

The official Ministry of Culture press release is here: http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=46372

Reply to this message