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Wrecks turn up diving for archeology in the Danube

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Historic treasures, ripe for discovery, are lying within easy reach for divers at the bottom of long-undisturbed waterways.

Romanian scuba professionals Iulian Rusu and Pascale Roibu have revealed three shipwrecks at around ten metres’ depth where the longest river of Central Europe, the Danube, flows into the Black Sea.

Just a few kilometres from the port of Sulina, the easternmost point of Romania,
on the trade route between the grain growing regions of Europe that fed the Ottoman Empire, Rusu and Roibu’s several years of hunting have paid off.

The largest vessel, 60 meters long, appears to be a warship.

Diver Iulian Rusu said: “We found reference points that appeared in historic documents that we told ourselves were the key to finding old wrecks. Two weeks ago, we found three of them. One had these super heavy cannon balls, a hundred of them, each weighing nearly 70 kilos, and cannon wheels, so maybe the cannons are around nearby.”

Diver Pascale Roibu said: “We figure

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