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Human remains found at Antikythera shipwreck

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A set of human remains has been found at the site of the Antikythera Shipwreck in Greece.

Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then wipes his hands with a solution of bleach. In front of him is a large Tupperware box full of plastic bags that each contain sea water and a piece of red-stained bone. He lifts one out and inspects its contents as several archaeologists hover behind, waiting for his verdict. They’re hoping he can pull off a feat never attempted before — DNA analysis on someone who has been under the sea for 2,000 years.

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Story: Jo Marchant, Nature | Photo: Brett Seymour, EUA/WHOI/ARGO

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