The 2500-year-old shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Gela, Sicily, by divers over 20 years ago, and the local archaeological authorities have been trying to recover it ever since. Thanks to the Italian Coast Guard, they’ve now succeeded in raising the entire wreck which will be restored in Portsmouth before going back on display in a new maritime museum in Gela.
Two ancient Roman shipwrecks, complete with their cargo, have been discovered by Italian archaeologists off the coast of Turkey near the the ancient Roman city of Elaiussa Sebaste. The ships, one dating from the Roman Imperial period and the other from about the sixth century AD, have been found with cargoes of amphorae and marble, say researchers from the Italian Archaeological Mission of Rome's University La Sapienza.
Gary Greenberg - magnified sand grains - miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.