Recovery of 200-Year-Old Treasure from the Wreckage of Lord Elgin’s Sunken Ship
Over 200 years after its overwhelming wreck, marine archeologists have recouped gold adornments, cookware, and chess pieces from the remaining parts of the ship that had a place with Lord Elgin, specialists in Greece reported for this present week.
In 1802, a huge twofold masted ship called the Mentor set sail with fortune plundered from Thomas Bruce, the seventh Earl of Elgin. It was making a beeline for Malta, planning to arrive in the UK, however the brig sank subsequent to colliding with rocks off the shoreline of Avlemonas on the island of Kythera. It took with it the aggregate of the pillaged goods, which incorporated nearly 17 boxes loaded up with ancient pieces—the most well known of which were the Elgin Marbles, plundered from the Parthenon.