In October, a clinical group from the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies found another Roman cargo ship with jugs containing olive oil and perfectly maintained garum sauce or an ancient type of ketchup.
Scientists have actually found an exceptionally large Roman shipwreck dating back to the time of Jesus Christ. Researchers say the ship and its freight could expose new info about shipbuilding and trade during that time period. The sunken vessel was found off the coast of Greece, near Kefalonia Island previously this month during a study conducted by the Oceanus Network of the University of Patras, Greece.
The wreckage that scientists said go back to 1 BC to 1 ADVERTISEMENT, was found with the aid of finder devices and artificial intelligence image-processing. It is the 4th biggest shipwreck from that duration found in the Mediterranean Sea. Researchers first discovered the vessel’s freight– 6,000 well maintained terracotta containers with food and white wine– pushing the seafloor and filling the ship’s wood frame. The vessel itself is approximated to be 33 metres long and 9 metres wide, dwarfing previous findings of that time period. Ships normally were about 15 metres long.
George Ferentinos from the University of Patras stated the finding is of substantial archaeological importance and noted that it “has the potential to yield a wealth of information about the shipping routes, trading, amphorae hull stowage and ship building and construction” between 1 BC and 1 AD.
The ship was discovered near the fishing port of Fiskardo, which led researchers to believe that Fiskardo was a crucial harbour at that time, utilized for shuttling products around the Mediterranean.