Although the scientific expedition exploring the ancient Antikythera shipwreck was launched on September 15, the discoveries have yet to be announced.
Greek newspaper “Ta Nea,” citing claims by the chairman of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis” foundation and one of the mission’s sponsors, Panos Laskaridis, revealed that the Culture Ministry leadership prohibited the scheduled presentation of the discoveries so that Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas can announce the results in an event to be held in Athens, Greece, in the coming days.
The newspaper refers to important discoveries, including a large amount of copper coins.
It is estimated that official announcements will take place on October 9, when Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will visit the island of Antikythera.
The Antikythera shipwreck in the Aegean Sea is a world-famous underwater archaeological site revealed in 1900 when researchers discovered an incredible mechanical device, now known as the Antikythera mechanism, which dates back more than 2,000 years. Archaeologists believe that there are many other important artifacts to be discovered within the Antikythera shipwreck.