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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 » 09:33am

Police divers in Italy have discovered a 2,000-year-old sunken ship in the water near the port city of Genoa.

Reuters has reported the ship contained clay jars, shipping oil, hundreds of amphorae, olives, wine, and other food products.

The ancient site will reportedly be monitored by police as divers recover and investigate the exact content of the ship.

STORY: Italian police divers have discovered a 2,000-year-old sunken ship in the waters near the port city of Genoa, which contains hundreds of amphorae, or clay jars, used for shipping oil, olives, wine and other food products.

An automated underwater rover located the wreck on the sea floor at 60-70 metres after searching an area where fisherman had reported hauling up pottery fragments in their nets, Carabinieri military police said in a statement.

The police scuba unit said the upper part of the wreck contains numerous fragments of amphorae damaged by fishing, but the lower section is intact and contains "several hundred amphorae" of a type used by Roman merchants between the first century B.C. and the second century A.D.

Divers have so far recovered only one crusty amphora, but they said that it was likely that some of the ancient jars remained sealed, which would allow scientists to study and identify the exact contents of the cargo.

Police said they would now monitor and protect the site of the ancient wreck.

http://tv.ibtimes.com/wreck-of-2-000-year-old-ship-found-off-italian-coast/7206.html

What an awesome find. Love to that sort of adventure.:boating:

"It's a known fact that eighty decibels of rushing water is one of the most pleasing sounds known to mankind. On other hand, ten and a half days at sea is enough water for anybody." 

 

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My dear sister, you forgot to put down your source.(link) That's okay I forgot to put down my source too in my last posting.

OH. Sorry my first post this section, Someone please shoot me? LOL.

So how can I go back to post the link? Would love to know for next time? Ciao.

"It's a known fact that eighty decibels of rushing water is one of the most pleasing sounds known to mankind. On other hand, ten and a half days at sea is enough water for anybody." 

 

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