A discovery in a small Greek archipelago stands as this year's most significant finding in underwater archaeology.
Investigation of the Fourni archipelago, a collection of 13 islands and islets located between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Icaria, revealed 23 ancient wrecks, which add to 22 other wrecks identified in 2015. The discovery confirms the Greek site as the ancient shipwreck capital of the world.
Still in Greece, archaeologists unearthed a human skeleton dating back to 2,000 years ago on the Antikythera shipwreck. Dubbed the "Titanic of the ancient world," the vessel sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera, in southern Greece.
Found by Greek sponge divers more than 100 years ago, the wreck contained a mysterious "Antikythera mechanism" - a complex, geared astronomical calculator known as the world's oldest computer.
The remains, which most likely belonged to a young man, could yield the first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.