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Team led by UConn professor finds 2,000-year-old ships

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A professor at the University of Connecticut has discovered some history.

Krom Batchvarov is an associate professor of anthropology based at UConn’s Avery Point campus. He co-directs a team of international scientists that recently discovered twenty shipwrecks in the Black Sea from the fourth and fifth centuries B.C.

The scientists say the wrecks are so preserved they look like they sunk yesterday!

“We are like Sherlock Holmes,” stated Professor Batchvarov. “We gather the clues and the more accurately we gather them and the relationship between the clues the more probable it is for us to reverse engineer what happened.”

This most recent discovery brings the total number of wrecks found by Batchvarov’s team to more than sixty!

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