Skip to comments.Italian archeologists on trail of ancient warships
Posted on 08/12/2005 8:21:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
After two years of underwater searches around the islands, which lie west of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, experts last year found a bronze helmet and some amphorae from about 241 BC, the date of the decisive Roman victory over the Carthage fleet. At around the same time, a team of Italy's famed art police busted a collector who had a ship's bronze battering ram from the same period on display in his home. It turned out the relic had been illegally looted using nets from the same area... The Battle of the Aegates Islands was the final naval battle between the fleets of Carthage and the Roman Republic during the First Punic War and marked a turning point for the two powers. Carthage went into decline after its defeat.
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Finally! A post where my tag (by Cato the Elder) is completely appropriate!
Maybe quite a number, but they would have to have gone down (i.e., not have been burned) during battle, fully loaded, and remained at depths where hydrogen sulfide replaces oxygen.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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