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Published:January 10th, 2008 02:30 EST
3000 year old Canoe found in the Black Sea

3000 year old Canoe found in the Black Sea

By SOP newswire2

An angler, in Inebolu, Turkey, when collected his fishing net, noticed in it a large wooden piece, approximately 3m. By 60 centimeters. Ashore, a closer look revealed that it was part of a canoe, made of chestnut tree.

The piece was sent to the General Directorate of Forests in Ankara, which then confirmed that the piece was a part of a canoe dating back to 3000 years ago. The historic find will be sent to Israel, for a more detailed examination and is expected to shed light to the early civilization in The Black Sea.

The same anglers, had some years ago, caught the tailpiece of a Turkish Air force plane, which had crashed in the same locality in 1966. The tailpiece had the Turkish flag and the identity number 855.