This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Wreck of Roman ship was discovered near coast of Mallorca

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

A wreck of a Roman ship, about 1700 years old, was discovered off the coast of Mallorca. Among the remains of the ship are 93 amphoras with contents.

The first signals that there could be an amazing antique find next to the shore of the city of Playa de Palma gave a local resident who noticed shards of pottery. Then, archaeologists undertook exploration of the bottom.

As it turns out, the ship was small – 1o long and 5 meters wide. However, the most valuable discovery was almost intact amphoras, where some of them are sealed. To study the contents, scientists hold vessels in desalting water, as salt could break the amphoras.

As the scientists suggest, the ship was probably sailing on the Iberia – Rome route and may have sank due to a crack in the hull. Sinking due to bad weather was excluded.

Researchers will undertake further amphora research to better understand buyers and the products that were transported.

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

Your financial help is needed, in order to maintain and develop the website. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server. I believe that I can count on a wide support that will allow me to devote myself more to my work and passion, to maximize the improvement of the website and to present history of ancient Romans in an interesting form.


News from world of ancient Rome

If you want to be up to date with news and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Roman bookstore

I encourage you to buy interesting books about the history of ancient Rome and antiquity.

Check out bookstore

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: