Massive Roman shipyard found in Italy

Published on September 22nd, 2011 | by Admin

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Archaeologists have uncovered a massive Roman shipyard as big as a soccer pitch.

It might have been used as a base for galleys that transported emperors, like Hadrian, across the empire on their way to places like Britain.

The latest discovery comes after the team found an ornate private amphitheatre at the same site two years ago.

University of Southampton professor and Portus project director, Simon Keay, said: “This is an exciting and important discovery and the building is a really, really fantastic thing to find.

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Story: Sky News | Photo: University of Southampton

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