Poisonous lionfish swims over encrusted 3,600-year-old copper ingots, site of the oldest shipwreck in the world Tahsin Ceylan

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS Oldest Shipwreck in World May Have Been Carrying Copper to Minoans

The hull of the merchant vessel found off Antalya by Hakan Oniz and team is long gone, but the shape of the copper ingots is unmistakably the same as found in Minoan palaces, and depicted in ancient Egyptian tombs

Around 3,600 years ago, a small merchant vessel was sailing east from (possibly) the island of Cyprus, laden with copper ingots. It may have been making for the glorious palaces of Mycenae or possibly even...

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