Giant underwater safe protects $8 million shipwreck
Published on April 27th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks2
Little remains of the wooden ship but its cargo of earthenware amphora – ceramic vases – still remain stacked row upon row.
The vases, which originally contained olive oil and wine, are still tightly packed into the cargo hold as they were centuries ago.
Croatian authorities are so concerned about looters plundering the valuable artefacts they have now protected the site – with a metal cage.
The heavy-duty cage features a large hinged door, which is kept locked with occasional access granted for divers under strict supervision.