For more on the underwater archaeology of the Battle of the Aegates, with my own commentary, see here.
- The ancient artefacts were recovered from the waters to the east of Sicily
- The rams would have been used in the Battle of the Aegates in March 241 BC
- Roman vessels surprised and outmanoeuvred the cargo-laden Carthaginian fleet
- They sunk 50 enemy vessels and captured 70 more, ending the First Punic War
- Following this, Carthage sued for peace and surrendered Sicily to the Romans
Cross-file under Maritime (Marine) Archaeology.
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