Roman Shipwreck Full of Wine Jars

Date: 1/10/2011

A US-Albanian archaeological mission claims to have found the well-preserved wreck of a Roman cargo ship off Albania’s coast, complete with some 300 wine jars (empty). The 30m long wreck dates to the 1st century BC and its cargo is believed to have been the produce of southern Albanian vineyards en route to western European markets. The find was made 50m deep near the port city of Vlora, 140 km southwest of the capital, Tirana.

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