Saturday, January 01, 2022

The underwater ecology of a Punic warship ram

MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY: More than 100 animal species are found living on the ancient ruins of a 2,000-year-old warship that sank during a battle between Romans and Carthaginians off the coast of Sicily (Stacy Liberatore, Daily Mail).

For more on the underwater archaeology of the Carthaginian defeat at the Aegates in the First Punic War, see here and here.

For many other posts on ancient shipwrecks, see here and links. Cross-file under Punic Watch and Marine (Maritime, Underwater) Archaeology.

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