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World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in the Black Sea

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There's a vase in the British Museum decorated with an image of Greek hero Odysseus tied to the mast of his ship as it passes the singing Sirens.

It dates to around 480 B.C.

For the first time, scientists have discovered a real, intact ship just like the one on the Siren Vase.

Researchers with the university's Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project led an expedition to map the floor of the sea, which touches on Bulgaria, Turkey, the Ukraine and Russia, among other countries.

The team found a Greek trading vessel during a survey in 2017.

It sits just over 1 mile (2 kilometers) under the surface in an oxygen-free environment that's left it in a remarkable state of preservation.

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