2nd Century Roman Ship Discovered in Naples
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-01-17 23:14
IOL: An excavation for a new subway in Naples, Italy has unearthed a 2nd century
Roman ship complete with hundreds of amphorae.
Naples may have a new museum, thanks to a need to expand the subway system.
Recent excavations have unearthed a 2nd century Roman ship, wooden pieces from
the city's pier, amphorae used for wine and condiments, and the soles of
sailors' shoes. Archeologists are delighted with the finds.
"They will help us understand the circulation of goods in Naples and the city's
every-day life," said Daniela Giampaola, an archaeologist in charge of the
Naples city officials are now considering creating a new museum near the subway
route to house the discoveries.
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