Sunken Ottoman Ships Standing in the Depths of the Black Sea

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Moreover, the depths of the Black Sea are more mysterious compared to other seas, because it has a feature that deserves its name. You rarely come across a creature that lives beyond about 200 meters. At those depths, there are ships with galleys that belonged to the Ottoman Empire, sunk centuries ago.

We dominate the space much more than our oceans and seas. Still, there are many scientists doing research on our seas. Perhaps the most curious sea in the world is located in the north of our country. The Black Sea, which is a dark place that deserves its name, is home to many mysteries that will perhaps be discovered in the coming years.

Four years ago, scientists conducted research in deep waters dominated by Bulgaria today and the Ottoman Empire centuries ago. The team, who came across a series of sunken ship remains that are more well-preserved than they have ever seen before, found that these ships belonged to the Ottoman Empire through their research.

To come across Ottoman ships while wondering about the Black Sea formed by the melting glaciers during the Ice Age:

Black Sea MAP or in Turkish, the Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project team was carrying out a project on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria in 2016, supported by a UK-based institution called “Expedition and Education Foundation”. The goal of the project, Melting glaciers after the Ice Age due to the overflow of the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of this Early human societies 12,000 years ago It was to investigate how it affected.

Since the project, which has researchers from different parts of the world, was very high-budget, they had remotely controlled underwater vehicles called ROVs that could go deep into the water. Team of scientists from many different institutions such as the Bulgarian National Archaeological Institute, the Bulgarian Center for Underwater Archeology, the Swedish University of Sodertorn and the Greek Center for Marine Studies during a night work They started to get unexpected images from ROV vehicles.

More than 40 galley ships were discovered one after the other:

sunken ottoman ships

As a result of the images obtained from ROV vehicles, research has been deepened and some of them have a history dating back to a thousand years ago. Shipwreck from 40 was discovered. The oldest of these ships was thought to belong to the Byzantine Empire in the 800s. Most of the other ships Sunken Ottoman ships between the 14th and 19th century.

These ships from the Eastern region to the European continent grain, wine, cattle, slaves, spices and different textiles They are thought to be merchant ships that take them. The Black Sea waters, which had been under Ottoman control for centuries, were considered an enemy sea by Europe, especially Greece. In other words, the fact that these ships of European origin have been found in the Black Sea means a truly great discovery.

The ships are preserved almost to the finest detail:

sunken ottoman ships

The biggest reason why the sunken Ottoman ships discovered on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast were such a surprising discovery is that the wrecks found were almost up to his ropes and wood carvings that they were discovered in a carefully preserved way.

We owe such good protection of wrecks to the anaerobic depths of the Black Sea. Under normal conditions, ships sinking into the sea and ocean rot and disappear from oxygen. However, there is no oxygen in the Black Sea after 150 feet, approximately 45 meters. In this way, all the debris found could survive as cleanly as hidden in a special bowl.

Black Sea Flower: Two poles with petals and different ornamental carvings can be seen in all details.

black sea flower

One of the ships in the depths of the Black Sea was in such good condition that it was on its deck. petals and different ornamental carvings The two poles found could be seen in all details. Experts named this ship the Black Sea Flower because of its petals.

Black Sea Flower according to experts’ estimates; The capital of the Ottoman Empire between the 17th and 19th centuries. He took an iron from Istanbul. However, for unknown reason the ship sank and was buried deep in the Black Sea. Dr. According to Kroum Batchvarov, many of the debris discovered consist of Ottoman ships, just like the Black Sea Flower.

Thanks to more than 40 shipwrecks found in the depths of the Black Sea, mysteries of engineering wonders that inspire can even be discovered. Because it is known that even Marco Polo made a Black Sea tour in the 13th century. In addition, the ships of Venice and Genoa shed a lot of blood in the Black Sea to seize trade routes.

Thanks to photogrammetry, we can see high-resolution photos of ships:

sunken ottoman ships

Remotely controlled underwater vehicles called ROVs were sent to the depths of the Black Sea many times for the sunken Ottoman ships found and maybe They took thousands of pictures. Sure, none of the photos taken could accurately reflect the truth, but fortunately there was photogrammetry technology.

Photogrammetry technology measured all images obtained and the team about the environment of physical objects enabled him to obtain detailed information. The photographs evaluated in the light of this information were transformed into images giving almost three dimensional perception. It would not be wrong to say that the results are extremely impressive.

The team wants other countries to participate in the work:

sunken ottoman ships

The Black Sea MAP team say they will continue their research on these discoveries. The team has conducted these studies on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and that the inspire Turkey and they want them to participate in the studies.

Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project, in short, Black Sea MAP Turkish and the work of the Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project team. shared with all the details There is also a website. You can follow the work closely on the website you can access here.

What a pity In the Black Sea, which has been our coast for thousands of years a European-backed project team discovers our own ships. We should be aware of the rich that our own geography and history offer us, and we should protect these riches before anyone else. Sunken Ottoman ships are just one of these riches.

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