August 21, 2004

Picking up after (ancient) peoples

Two recent discoveries that pegged my cool-o-meter:

Archaeologists exploring the bottom of the sea off the island of Capri have found the wrecks of three ancient ships that once plied the Mediterranean between Rome and northern African colonies.
They've identified two cargo ships from the first century, another from the fourth, as well as other wrecks ranging in age from medieval times to World War II.

Also announced was this:

A Viking body, believed to be that of a woman who was buried 1,100 years ago, has been discovered at an undisclosed site north of Dublin, Ireland's National Museum said.

Posted by Ted at August 21, 2004 07:52 AM
Category: History
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