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Possible sightseeing of Roman ship near coast of Spain

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Amphorae in the Roman ship Bou Ferrer
Amphorae in the Roman ship Bou Ferrer | Photo: ©J.A. Moya

Near Villajoyosa (eastern coast of Spain), at the bottom of the sea, there is a Roman shipwreck (called Bou Ferrer) from the 1st century CE. The vessel is located at a depth of about 25 meters and about 1000 meters from the shore. Since 2013, the wreck has been made available to tourists for sightseeing.

It was a merchant ship that probably sank during its voyage from southern Spain to Italy. There were numerous amphorae and vessels on the deck of the ship, carrying a total of over 230 tons of goods. The ship itself was 30 meters long and 9 meters wide.

The wreck can be seen by recreational divers who, accompanied by archaeologists, can see the unique remains of a Roman ship.

More about the Ship Tour.

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