150 Roman era amphorae discovered near Croatian island of Mljet

Experts have been ‘surprised’ with the recent discovery of 2,000-year-old amphorae on the seabed near the southern Dalmatian island of Mljet.

150 Roman era amphorae discovered near Croatian island of Mljet
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The discovery was made by the Department of Underwater Archaeology at the Croatian Conservation Institute which recently conducted research around the Mljet National Park.

150 Roman era amphorae discovered near Croatian island of Mljet
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The site, which was at a depth of 20 metres and discovered intact, revealed 150 amphorae. There were 3 different types of amphora among the 150, dating back to the end of the first century, HRT reports.

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Covered by silt, the amphorae are in an excellent state of preservation.

Most of the amphorae will be left on site, covered in protective nets and available for the public to see.

Six amphorae were removed to be studied further.

Source: Croatia Week [September 07, 2017]

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