Archaeologists find shipwreck linked to 1821 Greek Revolution in Halkidiki

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Archaeologists say that a shipwreck found near the Greek region of Halkidiki likely belongs to the 1821 Greek Revolution.

According to a report by Ekathimerini, the shipwreck was stumbled upon by divers last summer in the sea off Fourka in Halkidiki.

The shipwreck includes two cannons and a 1.5 metre long rifle on its wooden hull.

One of the cannons discovered at the shipwreck in Halkidiki. Credit: AMNA

It is believed the ship dates back to the late 18th and early 19th century and possible played a role in the Greek Revolution, specifically the uprising of Halkidiki.

Archaelogists have been researching the shipwreck since November 2022 and presented their findings at the annual archaeological meeting for the 2022 excavations in Macedonia and Thrace.

The meeting was organised by the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Thessaloniki and the Greek Culture Ministry.

Source: Ekathimerini

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