Off the coast of Sevastopol found the anchor of Byzantine vessel

У побережья Севастополя нашли якорь византийского судна

Divers found off the coast of Sevastopol anchor the Byzantine period

The anchor was found by divers off the coast of Cape Khersones near Sevastopol and it was assumed that he was a Roman vessel.

The iron anchor of a fishing vessel from the Byzantine period was found by archaeologists off the coast of Sevastopol, said senior researcher of the Institute of Oriental studies Viktor Lebedinsky, reports TASS.

“The anchor was found by divers off the coast of Cape Khersones near Sevastopol and it was assumed that he was a Roman vessel. As it turned out, is the anchor of the Byzantine period, the Dating of which refers to the VII-IX centuries of our era. It is small, likely used fishing boats that caught fish and oysters from the coast of the Crimea. We examined and photographed” – he said.

According to him, the ship is likely lost anchor, latching onto the rock. Feature is its size – her height not more than a meter.

“It’s definitely Byzantine anchor, as in its manufacture iron was used, whereas in ancient times, anchors were made principally of lead or of stone. Also characteristic [Byzantine] form anchor feet, which were made at an angle more than 90 degrees, that is at an obtuse angle, which is their distinguishing feature,” said the scientist.

According to him, these anchors from the Byzantine period are of interest to science. “They talk about the features of the use of marine vessels, navigation and fisheries in the period, which sometimes even can not be lit,” said Lebedinsky.

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