Sep 21, 2016 05:50 AM EDT

2000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Discovered On Antikythera Wreck And The Mystery Behind It

By Shiella

A 2000-year-old human skeleton was discovered from the popular Antikythera shipwreck in the Mediterranean sea. According to archaeologists, this may help provide the human society a glimpse of life from our ancestors who lived a long time ago. 

The researchers discovered this two millennia human skeleton when they did their ongoing excavation of the famed shipwreck in the Aegean Sea. According to an expert on DNA from the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark,  Dr. Hannes Schroeder, the bones appear to still be in good condition despite the ever-changing condition of the environment at the bottom of the sea where it was recovered. If these expert team can recover the DNA of the skeleton, they can then proceed to identify its gender, hair, eye color, as well as the ethnic race and the geographic origin.

This assessment was supported with Dr. Brendan Foley of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a co-member of the research team. Both experts agreed that these scientific discovery were incredible and exciting. Added by Dr. Foley, as reported the Guardian, "We believed this remain was either from a passenger or a crew member that was trapped in the ship when it sunk down to the bottom of the ocean. An must have been buried quickly by the sand because the bones are preserved and were still in fairly good condition." 

A little information about this Roman-era wreck, Antikythera shipwreck. It was considered popular because it was as largest ancient shipwreck ever discovered and its a site full of artifacts like a ceramic jar, glassware, marble statues, perfume jar, gold jewelry, an ancient heavy-weight naval weapon known as a "dolphin" and other spectacular and extraordinary things.

Scientists also believed the wreck to be a Greek cargo ship because of the mechanized clock like device which is now in the preservation of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. This was believed to be an astronomical clock as it was used to predict celestial events and was considered as the first forms of the ancient computer.

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