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Roman-Era Shipwreck Found in the Sea Off the Greek Island of Kassos (Photos)

January 19, 2021

RHODES, Greece — Α notable Roman-era shipwreck, as well as evidence of other shipwrecks dating to the classical and Hellenistic eras, have been located in the sea off the island of Kassos, according to a culture ministry announcements on Tuesday.

According to the ministry, the most important find is the Roman-era shipwreck, which carried amphorae (Dressel 20) containing oil constructed in Spain in the area of Guadalquivir (1st to 3rd century AD), as well as Africana I amphorae made at the ceramic workshops of Africa Proconsularis and specifically in the region of present-day Tunisia. According to the finds, the shipwreck may date back to between the 2nd and 3rd century AD".

The underwater excavation also located and confirmed another three shipwrecks, including one carrying amphorae made in the North Aegean in the Hellenistic era (1st century B.C.), one carrying amphorae made in ancient Mendi during the Classical era (5th century B.C.) and one that was considerably more recent.

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