Bob Ballard and Hercules Search the Depths of the Black Sea
National Geographic Channel
The Black Sea is a treasure trove of sunken ships and marine
archaeologists have barely scratched the surface of what is hidden.
Ghost Ships of the Black Sea: Revealed (National Geographic Channel - Friday, 8pm) follows [Bob] Ballard as he returns to a
miraculously well-preserved Byzantine shipwreck with state-of-the-art
technology and a revolutionary $1.5 million robot known as "Hercules."
His plan is to excavate two shipwrecks for the first time ever,
including one of the most pristine ancient vessels ever found.