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The Oldest Shipwreck In The World, The Late 14th Century BC Uluburun Shipwreck, Located 171 Feet Under The Mediterranean Sea Off The Coast Of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey In The Mediterranean, Filled Both With Late Bronze Age Artifacts Both Not Known To Exist Before And With More Known Such Artifacts Located In One Place Than In All The World's Museums Combined, Has Its Long-Sunken Cargo Brought From The Depths To The Light Of Day (Color, 1987, 58 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: ARCHEOLOGY: THE CAVE BENEATH THE SEA, An Investigation Hosted By John John Rhys-Davies Of History, Art And Prehistoric Peoples Of The Cosquer Cave, Located 121 Feet Under The Mediterranean Sea Off The Coast Of Marseille, France, Filled With 150 Rock Art Specimens As Old As 27,000 Years (Color, 1993, 23 Minutes) - All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! #UluburunShipwreck #Uluburun #Shipwrecks #MediterraneanSea #Mediterranean #BronzeAge #LateBronzeAge #CosquerCave #Marseilles #CavePaintings #ParietalPaintings #ParietalArt #RockPaintings #CaveArt #RockArt #PrehistoricCaveArt #PrehistoricRockArt #Archeology #Archaeology #JohnRhysDavies #UnderwaterArcheology #UnderwaterArchaeology #Mediterranean #AncientMediterranean #MP4 #VideoDownload #DVD
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The Uluburun Shipwreck is a Late Bronze Age shipwreck dated to the late 14th century BC, discovered close to the east shore of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey, in the Mediterranean Sea. The shipwreck was discovered in the summer of 1982 by Mehmed Çakir, a local sponge diver from Yalikavak, a village near Bodrum. Eleven consecutive campaigns of three to four months' duration took place from 1984 to 1994 totaling 22,413 dives, revealing one of the most spectacular Late Bronze Age assemblages to have emerged from the Mediterranean Sea. The shipwreck site was discovered in the summer of 1982 due to Mehmet Çakir's sketching of “the metal biscuits with ears” recognized as oxhide ingots. Turkish sponge divers were often consulted by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's (INA) survey team on how to identify ancient wrecks while diving for sponges. Çakir's findings urged Oguz Alpözen, Director of the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, to send out an inspection team of the Museum and INA archaeologists to locate the wreck site. The inspection team was able to locate several amounts of copper ingots just 50 metres from the shore of Uluburun.
The Cosquer Cave is located in the Calanque de Morgiou in Marseille, France, near Cap Morgiou. The entrance to the cave is located 37 m (121 ft) underwater, due to the Holocene sea level rise. The cave contains various prehistoric rock art engravings. It was discovered in 1985 by and named after diver Henri Cosquer, but its existence was not made public until 1991, when three divers became lost in the cave and died. The cave can now be accessed by divers through a 175 m (574 ft) long tunnel; the entrance is located 37 m (121 ft) below sea level, which has risen since the cave was inhabited. During the glacial periods of the Pleistocene, the shore of the Mediterranean was several kilometers to the south and the sea level up to 100 m (330 ft) below the entrance of the cave. Four fifths of the cave, including any cave wall art, were permanently or periodically submerged and destroyed by sea water. 150 instances of cave art remain, including several dozen paintings and carvings dating back to the Upper Paleolithic, corresponding to two different phases of occupation of the cave: 1) Older art consisting of 65 hand stencils and other related motifs, dating to 27,000 years BP (the Gravettian Era); and 2) Newer art of signs and 177 animals dating to 19,000 years BP (the Solutrean Era), representing both "classical" animals such as bison, ibex, and horses, but also marine animals such as auks and a man with a seal's head.