Thursday, 3 October 2019

Roman shipwreck yields intact amphorae

An ancient Roman shipwreck has been discovered off the coast of Mallorca in Spain with 93 sealed amphorae inside. Believed to be the wreck of a merchant ship, it was likely carrying a shipment of oil, salt and wine in amphorae from the south of the Iberian Peninsula. The ship was relatively small, measuring just 33 feet long and 5 feet wide, with amphorae stowed in the hold. Many of the vessels remain intact and sealed, meaning their contents may have been preserved.

Experts estimate the ship was dated to the third century A.D