The Titanic might be among the world’s most famous sunken ships, but it certainly isn’t the oldest shipwreck out there. This distinction is reserved for the ship that scientists have recently discovered off the coast of Bulgaria.
Found at the bottom of the Black Sea, the 75-foot ship is believed to date back to 400 BC and be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck. It is considered to have functioned as a Greek trading vessel, which, until now, had only been seen on the sides of ancient Greek pottery such as such as the “Siren Vase” in the British Museum. Surprisingly, its mast, rudders, and rowing benches are all intact, probably preserved by the lack of oxygen at the 1.25-mile depth it was under.