Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Ancient Roman shipwrecks found


Still Waters
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted (IP: Staff) ·
Underwater archaeologists in Italy have discovered the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships in the Mediterranean, with their cargo still largely intact.

The ships are lying in up to 150 metres (500 feet) of water off the tiny island of Ventotene, between Rome and Naples.

They are between 1,600 and 1,900 years old, and were laden with - among other things - jars for carrying wine, olive oil and fish sauce.

One expert said: "It is like an underwater museum.

arrow3.gifRead more...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Blueguardian

    2

  • Benz

    1

  • schizoidwoman

    1

  • Jesse_Custer

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

That's very interesting, thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Amporae.jpg

This photo taken in June 2009 and made available on Friday, July 24, 2009 by the Italian Culture Ministry and the Aurora Trust, shows amphorae, believed to be of Spanish origin and dating back to the 1st century A.D., after it was found with other objects off the coast of Ventotene, a tiny island part of an archipelago between Rome and Naples, Italy. Archaeology officials say they have found five well-preserved Roman shipwrecks off a small Mediterranean island, with their cargo of amphorae, pots and other objects largely intact. They date from the 1st century B.C. to the 4th century and carried wine amphorae, kitchen tools and some metal and glass objects that have yet to be identified, Italy's Culture Ministry said. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Italian Culture Ministry and the Aurora Trust, ho)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

can't be that good of loot if it didnt make news here

Well, some of the treasures found haven't been properly identified yet. Give it some time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If your interested in buying or looking at the items further please refer to the following site. "ebay.com". All items start at $990,000 each. :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If your interested in buying or looking at the items further please refer to the following site. "ebay.com". All items start at $990,000 each. :P

Does that include the wine inside?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nope, I made sure it was tipped out into my mouth so they couldn't sell the alcohol on ebay :P.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.