In 1884, the Archaeological Society of Athens attempted a survey of the Straits of Salamis.
Using Greek divers, the team attempted to locate shipwrecks associated with the sea battle of 480 B.C. when the Greek fleet defeated the invading navy of the Persian King Xerxes.
The report languished in obscurity for so long probably because it was, according to the society’s secretary, "a complete failure."
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
19 th-century Greek divers paved way for Lake Erie team