Research team in Turkey find 3,600-year-old ship


A merchant ship believed to be around 3,600 years old has been found off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

A 46-foot long shipwreck was discovered by an underwater research team from Southern Turkey. Officials are calling the discovery a ‘breakthrough’ in underwater archaeology.

They say it dates back to 1600 B.C., and that the ship was carrying the earliest industrial products in the world.

According to, it is believed that a storm sunk the ship. 

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