Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license. It publishes not just for individual human users, but also for search engines and for the widening array of computational research and visualization tools that support humanities teaching and research.

The Phoenician shipwreck of Xlendi (Malta) was discovered in 2008, thanks to a systematic sonar survey of the coasts around Malta and Gozo. This study was supervised by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage in order to uncover all the underwater archaeological remains lying in the Malta's territorial waters.