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Saudi shipwreck excavation reveals 18th century artifacts

The Saudi Heritage Authority declared on Thursday that the commission’s submerged antiquities exploration mission, led by five Saudi divers, has been a success.

They uncovered a sunken shipwreck in the Red Sea off the coast of Haql Governorate and unearthed hundreds of artifacts from the ship’s cargo. The wreck of the ship, which is 300 meters off the beach, was discovered by a crew specializing in scanning the Red Sea’s underwater history.

The authority’s survey and excavation work was launched in collaboration with international universities and research centers resulting in the discovery of over 50 sunken shipwreck sites throughout the Red Sea, each with its own historical and archaeological value and time period.


Saudi Gazette
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