The most important find is a part of a marble statue, which is trapped under a boulder. During the research, smaller wooden and copper structural elements of the ship were retrieved, as well as fragments of ceramics, which provide valuable information on the dating and composition of the ship’s cargo.
The field teams were coordinated by Captain Alexandros Palatianos and the underwater research was led by Alexandros Sotiriou, a collaborating archeology researcher at the University of Geneva. The mission was attended by members of the Special Diving Team of the Submarine Missions Unit of the Coast Guard, the diving archaeologist Orestis Manousos and the Italian researcher Dr. Elisa Costa of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
The research is conducted by the Swiss School of Archeology in Greece under the supervision of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, with funding from the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Swiss watchmaker Hublot. The Athanasios K. Laskaridis Public Benefit Foundation donated the ship ‘Typhoon’, which contributed greatly to the success of the mission, while Cosmote covers the telecommunication needs of the research. The research is actively supported by the Municipality of Kythira and the residents of Antikythera.
The research is under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The official website of the research team is http://antikythera.org.gr