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Expedition: Black Sea Wrecks

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Historic maritime study locates amazing ancient shipwrecks.

TV Max Educational 2019
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This interesting series shows how maritime scientists surveyed the largely unexplored bottom of the Black Sea, which had gone largely unexplored during the Cold War. As they explore different wrecks, viewers can see also the impressive close-up footage of them, which remain well-preserved due to the deep water's lack of oxygen, or anoxic conditions. From 300 year old wrecks from the Ottoman Empire, to a 2700 year-old Greek vessel from the Classic period that is the oldest intact shipwreck discovered to date, each find serves as a historical touchstone from which data can be collected.

It's a bit methodical, and the historical information offered about the actual findings is limited. Some viewers may also take issue with the scientific rejection of the idea that there was a massive flood that led to the creation of this body of water, an event which has served as the inspiration for the Biblical story of Noah's Ark. Nonetheless, Expedition: Black Sea Wrecks reveals the ingenuity of the ship builders of the different periods, and other seafaring information that offers more insight into how people from the past thought, worked, and lived.

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