“Ancient Greek Trireme Found by Washington State Road Crew
A nearly unbelievable find, and yet there it is” stated Dr. Karagiozis Director of Antiquities of the National Museum. “How did they do it?” State most of the Scientists looking at the Trireme remains found just outside of Port Angeles, Washington while work was being done on the 101 on an embankment. What the road crew found were the broken wooden remains of a Trireme a 3 row oared ancient Greek vessel that also had a central sail and battering ram. “This is the same type of vessel that made Athens a world leader in the ancient world” stated Dr. Hans Uberboot Professor Emeritus of the Boston Nautical Institute. “Of course we know the ancient Greeks were Seafarers and populated most of the Mediterranean but who knew they came so far?” They must have sailed East of the Black Sea with the benefit of the Eastward currents and headwinds which change every several centuries, but it still a most remarkable achievement.”
While all are amazed with this mornings discovery, not all is well, rather like Byzantine Politics, all involved are claiming rights and precedents with this find. The Athenian Museum is claiming ownership and states it will take the case to the Hague; the Washington State Dept of Highways sees it as a potential financial boon to a cash strapped Dept., and local Greeks have started a Petition to rename Seattle to Seattlepollis. Unsuprisingly one enterprising Greek has already opened a Diner named “Jason and the Argonauts” across the street from the amazing find. This truly is an amazing story that may well upset the other ethnic groups that thought they were here first. “But now, we know that Jason and the Argonauts may have really found America first” M.Y. Times with photoreport.