Roman shipwreck off Mallorca


A roman shipwreck has been found off Mallorca; it sunk 1.800 years ago. Researchers call it a great specimen.

A team from the balearic institute for sea-archeology found the wreck in October of last year. The wreck has not been touched at all since its sinking 1.800 years ago; which makes it in important find. It rests seventy metres below sea level, in a nature reserve in front of Mallorca. An that could be the reason why it stayed hidden so long, as fishing and diving is prohibited there.

Since it was loaded with clay pots, researches think the ship made the journey from North Africa to Europe, as these amphoras were widely used in the roman empire. 

 

Sources: mallorcazeitung.es, spiegel.de