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Roman shipwreck found off Italian coast

A 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck has been discovered buried in muddy waters off the coast of Italy.

They uncovered a 2000-year-old Roman vessel buried 70-100 metres deep and encased in layers of mud that promises to reveal secrets about the way of life in the 1st century AD, not only in Rome but in other regions that traded with the empire.

The discovery of the food transport vessel, with an estimated 200 clay amphorae on board – and with caps of pine and pitch intact – sent ripples of excitement through archaeological communities partly because the ship and its contents are remarkably well preserved.

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Story: SMH | Photo: SMH

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