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Friday, April 27, 2012
SMUGGLED CARGO FOUND ON ANCIENT ROMAN SHIP
Evidence of ancient smuggling activity has emerged from a Roman shipwreck, according to Italian archaeologists who have investigated the vessel's cargo.
Dating to the third century AD, the large sunken ship wasfully recovered six months ago at a depth of 7 feet near the shore of Marausa Lido, a beach resort near Trapani.
Her cargo, officially consisting of assorted jars once filled with walnuts, figs, olives, wine, oil and fish sauce, also contained many unusual tubular tiles.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 11:12 AM
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