A haul of 2,000 year old pottery has been discovered on the sea bed of the Mediterranean. Fifteen Gallic amphoras were found half submerged in the sand and were first spotted by two scuba divers outside the city of Portofino in late November last year. Archaeologists have now begun the process of pulling the pottery from the waters for further study. Scroll down for video Fifteen Gallic amphoras were found half submerged in the sand and were first spotted by two scuba divers outside the city of Portofino in late November last year Edoardo Sbaraini and Gabriele Succi, from Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy found the ancient jars and immediately informed the local Department of Antiquities. The first ceramic jug was picked up from the ocean floor on January 10, 2019. Footage taken by the divers shows the ancient jars lying 164 feet (50 metres) under the surface. Most of them are perfectly intact but one has been shattered and became home to an array of marine wildlife, including two lobsters. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Roman-era tombs filled with human remains and adorned with… How climate change caused the world’s first empire to… Painting with urine! Ancient Peruvian culture used chameleon… Archaeologists… Read full this story
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