During the months of June and July 2010, the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities along with the Hellenic Institute of Maritime Archaeology (H.I.M.A.), undertook and completed the first period of underwater surveys, on a Later Hellenic wreck on the Island of Stira. During this 2010 survey period, the surface layer of finds was documented using photogrammetric techniques, high resolution photomosaics of the site were produced and two preliminary survey trenches were dug on the deep and shallow ends of the wreck, in order to evaluate the stratigraphy of finds and deposits.
Typical Brindisi amphoras were lifted from the wreck along with pottery used for drinking or eating, a stone basin, copper and iron nails, parts of the ships’ attire and other pottery parts which probably belong to a super structure of the stern. Considered of special importance, are the findings from small copper statues of natural size, along with two legs from a sleeperette which were collected among the load of amphoras. Finally, wooden parts of the ships skeleton were revealed among the sand deposits.
This is about a H.I.M.A. production, which aims to present the progress of its systematic surveys in the South Euboean Gulf from 2010 to 2012.
Director: Vasilis Mentogiannis
Scientific Supervisor: Giorgos Koutsouflakis
Narration: Theodora Siarkou, Giorgos Koutsouflakis
Editing: Nikos Konitsiotis
Sound Editing – Titles: Antonis Delaportas
Camera: Vasilis Mentogiannis
Shipwreck 3D animation: Eleni Diamanti
Post Production Studio: Genesis M. Productions
Producer: UFR team
Production: UFR team – H.I.M.A. 2012©
Duration: 31 min
Format: High Definition 16:9
Awards & Festivals
- 1st Prize @ 6th World Festival for Underwater Short Films & Videos (Milos, 2011)
- Honored @ 9th International Symposium of Archaeological Documentary AGON (Athens, 2012) for its effective attempt to record the excavation of an ancient shipwreck, by overcoming the difficulties of conducting an underwater archaeological project