Road construction uncovers 2,000-year-old ship
Published on April 29th, 2011 | by Admin0
“It shows that the coastline during during ancient Roman times was some 3-4 kilometres farther inland than it is now,” said Ostia archaeology official Anna Maria Moretti .
The wooden ship was about 11 metres long, making it one of the largest ancient vessels excavated near Ostia Antica, a port city founded some 2,500 years ago and Rome’s first colony.
So far, one side of the ship is visible, but its bow and stern are missing.
Story: AKI| Photo: AKI