The Cypriot authorities have accused a private British company of illegally excavating ancient shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean and “violently extracting objects, causing destruction to their context”.
Chinese Ming porcelain from the Ottoman ‘colossus’ merchant ship, lost around 1630 in the Mediterranean
[Credit: Enigma Recoveries]
The strongly worded statement issued by the antiquities department on Friday comes less than a…
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