At the islet Modi off the island of Poros, Greece (2010):
Excavation of a Late Bronze Age shipwreck (LHIIIC Middle, 12.-11. cent. BC)
by I.EN.A.E (Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology)
The director of the excavation and the captain of our ship "AGIOS NIKOLAOS"
βίρα την ἄγκυρα [το σίδερο]
The islet Modi looks like a seated lion and is therefore called "Liondari" by local fishermen.
setting up the airlift
setting up the airlift
The sediment is sucked up to the ship ...
and strained off through a net to recover all overlooked ceramic sherds.
δεξία [πράσινο]: Steuerbord, σταβέντο: Lee
Taucher zu Wasser
joined by Christos
and Kyriakos Kavalaris
joined by Derek
Nitrox decompression procedures
My first dive on the site ...
around some Mycenaean pithoi
with director Christos Agouridis.
Excavating with the airlift
under a steep slope of loose rock.
A colour slide of M8 ...
taken with an analogue underwater camera Nikonos V ...
unfortunately the last picture with this camera.
The Nikonos story seems to be finished.
Recovery of M8
Back in the daylight after 3200 years.
sherds of another vessel
Christos and Fotini documenting some finds
Penelope Mountjoy: Mycenaean pottery
Photogrammetry of M28
North Sea style vs. Mediterranean style
Markos, technical director
Tomáš, cave diver from Czech republic
Nikos and Aggeliki
At the ἐργάτης
once we had way too much τσίπουρο or Σεληνοφως (moonshine) made of white muscatel grape Μοσχάτο from Patras
"Agios Nikolaos", a typical Greek wooden "Gri Gri" fishing boat
Excavation dive, photographs by © Vasilis Mentogiannis, UFR
Getting rid of the fins ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
Preparing the airlift or τζιφάρι ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
All the way to the office ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
Hurry up! ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
προσοχή ... testing the suction ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
placing the safety tank ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
excavating with my buddy Anastasia ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
cleaning out the ditch © Vasilis Mentogiannis
don't suck in the sherds © Vasilis Mentogiannis
often the hose is clogged by rubble and seashells ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
which are then collected in a basket © Vasilis Mentogiannis
and carried away © Vasilis Mentogiannis
to the dumpside © Vasilis Mentogiannis
like we do here. © Vasilis Mentogiannis
Therefore it's much easier ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
to walk without fins ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis
like walking on the moon. © Vasilis Mentogiannis
Nitrox death zone marked off in the abyss ... © Vasilis Mentogiannis.
Engine damage fixed by Peter and Vasilis
At the Galatas anchorage
Preparing the ropes ...
to make fast ...
in the harbour ...
of Poros ...
to bunker fresh water ...
30 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΜΑΝΩΛΗΣ ΧΙΩΤΗΣ - thank you, Myrto!
40 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ ΜΠΕΛΛΟΥ - thank you, Myrto!
Then comes the Southwestern wind Σορόκος which brings thunderstorm and heavy rain
Poseidon is coming this way
Fun dive ...
at the anchorage ...
In loving memory of Phaedon Antonopoulos († 3.1.2015)
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