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Ancient Rome’s first harbour found

A study of sedimentary cores have led archaeologists to the location of Rome's first harbour, located northwest of the city of Ostia on the Tiber river. According to ancient texts, Ostia was founded by Ancus Marcius, the 4th king of Rome. This new settlement is supposed to have aimed three goals:

Road construction uncovers 2,000-year-old ship

Road construction near the ancient Roman port of Ostia has uncovered a 2,000-year-old wooden ship. "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

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