Secrets of the Deep:  10 Shipwreck Discoveries Take Us Back in Time

16th March, 2024


Discovered off Turkey's coast, the Uluburun wreck is a time capsule from 1300 BC. It carried copper ingots, exotic jewels, pottery, weapons, and other treasures from across the ancient world.

Uluburun Shipwreck – Late Bronze Age

Ancient Greek Merchant Ship – Classical Era

Countless Greek ships lie undiscovered across the Mediterranean. This one might contain amphorae filled with wine, oil, tools, or even marble sculptures if it transported luxury goods.

Roman Grain Ship – Roman Empire

Ships full of grain fueled the vast Roman Empire. Besides amphorae, this wreck might hold well-preserved food remains, coins, or the crew's belongings.

Phoenician Trading Vessel – Iron Age

Masters of seafaring, Phoenician ships reached far and wide. This wreck could hold glass beads, jewelry, textiles dyed with precious purple, or even tablets inscribed with their alphabet.

The Mary Rose – Tudor Era

This warship served in Henry VIII’s navy and sank tragically in 1545. It was discovered in England's Solent Strait.

Vasa – Swedish Empire Era

This massive warship capsized and sank on its maiden voyage. Due to the unique water conditions in the Baltic Sea, it was extraordinarily well preserved.

Titanic – Edwardian Era

Perhaps the most famous shipwreck, this luxury liner was thought unsinkable, yet struck an iceberg in 1912. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean.

La Belle – Age of Exploration

This ship was part of explorer La Salle's expedition and was wrecked in 1686 off the coast of Texas.

HMS Erebus – Victorian Exploration Era

Part of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845, this ship and its sister, HMS Terror, vanished while trying to chart the Northwest Passage.

SS Edmund Fitzgerald – Modern Era

The largest ship to sink on the Great Lakes, the Edmund Fitzgerald's sudden loss in 1975 remains a mystery. Located in Lake Superior on the border between the United States and Canada.