Sinop D Wreckage

Discovered off the coast of Turkey at about 340-meter depth, Sinop D is the most well-preserved ancient shipwreck found in the Black Sea. Intense investigation began in 2003, and we plan to return to Sinop D in 2007. Our plan is to characterize the environment in which the Sinop D wreck rests, to see how the site has changed in the last four years, and to compare its preservation with another Byzantine shipwreck, Chersonesos A, which lies in shallower water off the coast of Ukraine. Institute for Exploration and Institute for Archaeological Oceanography.

Related Links

Okeanos Explorer: A New Paradigm for Exploration

Aegean and Black Sea Expedition 2007: Mission Plan

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery