Europe’s oldest exploration ship probably found in Oman

EPA/FERNANDO VELUDO

The shipwreck was first found off Al Hallaniyah island in 1998 and excavated between 2013 and 2015

According to an interim report, Esmeralda, from Vasco da Gama’s 4th armada (1502-1503) is probably found in Oman


A shipwreck excavated between 2013 and 2015 off an island in Oman is believed to be the oldest shipwreck from Europe’s age of exploration.

Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Culture is expected to officially announce the findings later today (Tuesday), confirming the great discovery. The shipwreck was first found off Al Hallaniyah island in 1998 and excavated between 2013 and 2015 by a partnership between the Ministry and shipwreck recovery company Bluewater Recoveries, with support from th...


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