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Why is this 2,500 year old shipwreck so well-preserved? - Helen Farr and Jon Adams


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In 2017, researchers off the Bulgarian coast discovered the oldest intact shipwreck ever found. This ancient Greek vessel was not only nearly 2,500 years old, but was just one of 65 shipwrecks found at the bottom of the Black Sea in remarkable condition. So, why does the Black Sea contain so many well-preserved shipwrecks? Helen Farr and Jon Adams dive into the depths of the unique body of water.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jon Adams, Helen Farr
  • Director Yuriy Polyashko
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Storyboard Artist Daniila Kolot, Dmytro Novitskyi
  • Animator Ihor Kostin
  • Sound Designer Stepan Vasylchenko
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Content Associate Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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