In October, a scientific group from the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies found another Roman freight ship with containers consisting of olive oil and completely preserved garum sauce or an ancient type of catsup.
Researchers have actually discovered an incredibly large Roman shipwreck going back to the time of Jesus Christ. Scientists say the ship and its cargo might 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 throughout a survey carried out by the Oceanus Network of the University of Patras, Greece.
The wreckage that researchers stated dates back to 1 BC to 1 AD, was found with the aid of sonar equipment and synthetic intelligence image-processing. It is the fourth biggest shipwreck from that period discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists first discovered the vessel’s cargo– 6,000 well preserved terracotta containers with food and wine– lying on the seafloor and filling the ship’s wooden frame. The vessel itself is estimated to be 33 metres long and 9 metres broad, overshadowing previous findings of that time duration. Ships usually were about 15 metres long.
George Ferentinos from the University of Patras said the finding is of substantial archaeological value and noted that it “has the prospective to yield a wealth of information about the shipping paths, trading, amphorae hull stowage and ship building” in between 1 BC and 1 AD.
The ship was found near the fishing port of Fiskardo, which led scientists to believe that Fiskardo was an essential harbour at that time, used for shuttling goods around the Mediterranean.