Center for Underwater Archaeology, Historical Research, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS

- Amphorae: Ancient - 14th cent. AD | Glazed Pottery | Kitchen Pottery | Metal Artefacts & Coins | Glass | Wood and Wooden Artefacts -

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Archaeological Finds
 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS

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Amphoras

Amphorae are the most numerous and various group of the ship's cargo. There are 5 types of amphorae in the collection and they have been dated to the 13-14th centuries. Pine cork stoppers sealed the majority of the amphorae and analyses of the residues within reveal that containers contained vegetable oil, oil, grains, incense, pitch or tar. The counterparts/analogues of these types occur in Turkey and the South regions of the Black Sea.

under water Amphora stopper Amphora
   
 

Glazed Pottery

The assemblage of glazed pottery contains approximately 50 intact objects and many more small fragments of various types of bowls, plates, small jars, cups, etc. This collection is unique due to the rare occurrence of similar artifacts in terrestrial archaeological sites, especially in such amount and variety. The vessels were found in certain proportions and types which may indicate sets of table ware, which were brought to the Black Sea for commercial purposes. Specialists have preliminarily localized the production area of the glazed pottery to Byzantine Nykea and have dated most of the glazeware from the 13th to beginning of the 14th century.

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plate
plate plate plate with cross
 
Other finds (Coins, Glass, Kitchen Pots, Iron Fragments)
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iron fragment
   
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