Monday, June 09, 2008

Archaeological Update

Wine-carrying vases salvaged from a 2,350 year-old shipwreck off Cyprus' south coast - International Herald Tribune: "NICOSIA, Cyprus: Marine archaeologists have salvaged ancient wine vases piled on the hull of a 2,350-year-old cargo ship lying on the seabed off Cyprus' southern shore, the Mediterranean island's Antiquities Department said Saturday.

The vessel is one of only a few such commercial ships dating from the late Classical period (mid-4th century B.C.) to have been discovered so well-preserved."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Cheeky little vintages but with good nose, no doubt.