Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018

Roman ship from 2nd century BCE found off Genoa


Alassio, August 9 - An intact Roman ship from the
second century BCE has been discovered off the coast of Genoa.
The vessel, which contains roughly 50 valuable amphorae,
was spotted by police divers roughly one mile from the shore of
Alassio, 50 meters underwater.
Police were tipped off to the whereabouts of the boat
during a yearlong investigation into purloined artefacts sold on
the black market in northern Italy.
"This is an exceptional find," said Colonel Francesco
Schilardi. "Now our goal is to preserve the ship and keep
thieves out. We are executing surveys and excavations to study
the contents of the boat which is perfectly intact".
The culture ministry said the ship should prove vital in
shedding light on Rome's trade activity between the Italian
peninsula, France and Spain.

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