“It’s a unique find. At that depth, we have never found a ship," said Anna Maria Moretti, archaeological superintendent for Rome and Ostia, about the discovery of a wooden vessel 4 meters beneath the ground near the modern city of Ostia.
The remains of the ship, missing its bow and stern, was sealed in clay in a marshy bog. In Roman times, the bog would have been the site of the port of Rome. The artifacts are covered with water to keep the wood from drying out.