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Ancient Roman shipwrecks found

July 27, 2009 | Comment icon 8 comments



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A treasure trove of Roman artefacts has been discovered in the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships found at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The well preserved finds have been dubbed as an 'underwater museum' by experts.
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.


Source: BBC News | Comments (8)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Jesse_Custer 13 years ago
That is awesome!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Benz 13 years ago
can't be that good of loot if it didnt make news here
Comment icon #3 Posted by schizoidwoman 13 years ago
That's very interesting, thanks!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Qoais 13 years ago
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 carrie... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
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.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Blueguardian 13 years ago
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.
Comment icon #7 Posted by BlackRedLittleDevil 13 years ago
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. Does that include the wine inside?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Blueguardian 13 years ago
Nope, I made sure it was tipped out into my mouth so they couldn't sell the alcohol on ebay .


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