Saturday, December 3, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Ancient Roman shipwreck discovered


Posted on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: SAmbag


Image credit: Matthias Kabel

 
A Roman trading ship from the 1st century BC has been found laden with cargo off the coast of Italy.

The wreck is in such a good condition that it is believed some of the food supplies might still be preserved within its storage jars. It is thought that the ship sunk while traveling on a trade route between Spain and Rome with a cargo of over 200 jars containing supplies such as fish, grain and wine.

"There are some broken jars around the wreck, but we believe that most of the amphorae inside the ship are still sealed and food-filled," said Lt. Col. Francesco Schilardi.

"A Roman trading ship from the time of the Caesars has been discovered off the coast of Italy, reportedly in such good condition that some of the food may still be preserved inside the storage jars."

  View: Full article |  Source: NBC News

  Discuss: View comments (19)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by csspwns on 16 August, 2012, 2:49
of course not you'll die from food poisoning
Comment icon #11 Posted by Darkwind on 17 August, 2012, 1:42
I am reading a book on the ancient Celts and Roman. I'm at the part about Caesar, so this really interesting to me.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Harte on 18 August, 2012, 2:12
Got any olive oil in there? I'm making pesto here. Harte
Comment icon #13 Posted by questionmark on 18 August, 2012, 8:55
It would not be the first find of that kind nor the only one.
Comment icon #14 Posted by questionmark on 18 August, 2012, 8:57
Got any olive oil in there? I'm making pesto here. Harte Somebody has to invent a "reach through" for the internet, could give you some from my trees (no pesticides, no insecticides, no artificial fertilizer)
Comment icon #15 Posted by Abramelin on 18 August, 2012, 9:01
If the wine is still there in the amphora. will it be good to drink? Nno all zthe amvoraz were empty...and it dinnot tastE goot honest
Comment icon #16 Posted by LucidElement on 18 August, 2012, 11:10
What would they do with the preserved food? You really can't put it into a museum and sure as hell can not eat it lol.. So I am curious for perhaps a follow up on what will happen... Also, is it just me, or does the reporter doing this segment just seem like he is A) either not interested, or reading completley off a peice of paper, or C) on the late late news channel of NBC or of course D) just doesn't care haha.. I watch NBC news and I've never heard anything like that (his voice that is, to monotone)
Comment icon #17 Posted by Gatofeo on 18 August, 2012, 21:15
In one of his books written in the 1960s or 70s, Jacques Cousteau writes of his diving team finding an intact amphora containing ancient wine. As Frenchmen, they felt they had a duty to sample it. He said it was terrible, and had spoiled during its centuries on the sea floor. I don't recall whether it was vinegary, or just horrid tasting.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Harte on 19 August, 2012, 19:50
Somebody has to invent a "reach through" for the internet, could give you some from my trees (no pesticides, no insecticides, no artificial fertilizer) Man, you got it made, don't you? Harte
Comment icon #19 Posted by questionmark on 19 August, 2012, 19:54
Man, you got it made, don't you? Harte Giving it up next year and coming home.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Man is attempting to swim across the Atlantic
12-2-2016
British swimmer Ben Hooper has embarked on a seemingly impossible feat of strength and endurance.
Global warming 'beyond point of no return'
12-2-2016
A groundbreaking new study suggests that scientists have underestimated the impact of climate change.
'Breakthrough' will make chocolate healthier
12-1-2016
Swiss food giant Nestle has found a way to reduce sugar in chocolate by 40% without affecting the taste.
Road in Siberia ends up coated in green snow
12-1-2016
The bizarre spectacle occurred after a pipe burst and water from a drainage well rose to the surface.
Other news in this category
7,000-year-old lost city unearthed in Egypt
Posted 11-26-2016 | 8 comments
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient city and graveyard at Abydos in southern Egypt....
 
Ancient Egyptian mummy unearthed near Luxor
Posted 11-14-2016 | 13 comments
Discovered in a tomb by Spanish archaeologists, the well-preserved mummy dates back over 3,000 years....
 
Did the ancient Scots eat roasted rodents ?
Posted 10-22-2016 | 24 comments
Forget haggis - Neolithic Scots living on the islands may have once had an appetite for the humble vole....
 
Two 'secret rooms' found within Great Pyramid
Posted 10-18-2016 | 602 comments
Two previously-unknown cavities have been identified within the walls of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza....
 
25 unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls unveiled
Posted 10-10-2016 | 22 comments
A selection of never-before-seen Dead Sea Scroll fragments have been published in two new books....
 
Ancient burnt scroll is 'virtually unwrapped'
Posted 9-22-2016 | 8 comments
Scientists have used cutting-edge techniques to read a charred scroll dating back over 1,500 years....
 
Skeleton found at the Antikythera shipwreck
Posted 9-20-2016 | 2 comments
Divers have unearthed 2,000-year-old skeletal remains within the wreckage of a Roman-era cargo ship....
 
Blue jeans' color originated 6,200 years ago
Posted 9-18-2016 | 2 comments
New evidence suggests that indigo dyes were first used 1,800 years earlier than previously believed....
 
Easter Islanders were not wiped out in a war
Posted 8-22-2016 | 11 comments
A new study has suggested that the inhabitants of Easter Island were not destroyed by warfare....
 
Hidden images found in 500-year-old codex
Posted 8-21-2016 | 6 comments
A mysterious deer-hide manuscript from Mexico has revealed a series of hidden storytelling images....
 
Giant timber circle found next to Stonehenge
Posted 8-15-2016 | 5 comments
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a huge circle of timber posts just two miles from Stonehenge....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ