By Jennifer Leighfield • 21 January 2021 • 11:50
Different types of ancient vases have been found
ANCIENT Spanish vases have been found near the Greek island of Kasos.
Ancient amphorae, made in pottery workshops on the Guadalquivir River between the first and third centuries AD have been found within the wreckage of a Roman ship near Greek island Kasos by Greek submarine archaeologists.
“This is the first time that we have found vases made in Spain on the wreckage of a Roman ship in the Aegean Sea” Xanzi Aryiri, one of the archaeologists in charge of the exploration, said.
The information about the discovery was revealed by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
Other amphorae, made in Tunisia, have also been found in the remains of the ship.
Both types were used to transport oil and wine.
Maritime commercial routes have been in existence in that area for centuries, which is why it’s not surprising that three more ancient shipwrecks have been discovered under the water in the area. The routes connected North Africa with the Black Sea and the Western and Eastern parts of the Mediterranean.
However, this is the first exploration in the area, which began in 2019 and is due to end this year.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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