Friday, August 8, 2014

Eleventh warship ram recovered in the Egadis

A bronze warship ram raised from the seafloor in Sicily marks the expansion of the only ancient naval battle site discovered. 

The Egadi 11 Ram [Credit: RPM Nautical Foundation] 

The bronze ram was affixed to the bow of an ancient warship that sank in 241 B.C. as part of the final battle between the Romans and Carthaginians during the First Punic War. 

This is the eleventh warship ram from this archaeological site, the largest collection of ancient warship rams ever found. 

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