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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Greek experts find Roman shipwrecks nearly a mile deep

Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmasters stuck to coastal routes rather than risking the open sea, an official said Tuesday. Greece's culture ministry said the two third-century wrecks were discovered earlier this month during a survey of an area where a Greek-Italian gas pipeline is to be sunk. They lay between 0.7 and 0.9 mile deep in the sea between Corfu and Italy.

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