In the summer of 2018, during a standard tourist dive at the Mandre site, a group of divers led by Vedran Dorušić found a lead stock of an ancient anchor holding an inscription. It was later established that one part of the anchor stock held the inscription STRATON, and the other part held the inscription ◦T◦S. After making negatives and positives with clay, we established that it says OFIDI◦T◦S. Less than a month after the discovery, due to bad weather conditions, a group of divers, again led by Vedran, followed the standard route to the southeast, and started diving to the northwest. At the depth of slightly more than 30 meters, after more than 2000 years of sleep, a group of experienced divers saw a large pile of amphorae.
Although the name of the location where the amphorae were found is Letavica (according to the nearby promontory of the same name), the entire project dealing with research, protection and promotion of the site is called the STRATON PROJECT according to the inscription on the discovered anchor stock. The main goals of the STRATON project are:
- To research, protect and promote the site
- To connect with people willing to help the project in any capacity
- To collect funding necessary for conducting further research
You can see more about the site and the project on the page:
STRATON PROJECT – www.discover-pag.com