2,000-year-old Shipwreck Found by Italian Police Divers (Video)

By on Aug 9, 2012 in Europe, World Comments

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A 2,000-year-old shipwreck in Italy was discovered by authorities off the coast of Genoa City this week, according to a BBC report on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Italian police divers conducted the search for the Roman shipwreck because of reports that nets of fishermen were able to catch clay pots and other tools in the area.

The trade ship believed to have sunk 2,000 years ago, off the Mediterranean Sea, and reportedly contained several hundreds of clay jars used to carry shipping oil, olives, wine and food. Divers say that these jars are well preserved because they remained intact and sealed.

A scuba unit used an underwater rover to go 200 feet below the surface. The area is now being monitored and protected by authorities against vandals.

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