Amphorae found off the coast of Mallorca
Amphorae found off the coast of Mallorca. Image: still from IBEAM Facebook video.

93 amphorae recovered from Ancient Roman Shipwreck found off the Mallorca coast

Archaeologists have recovered a rare treasure off the coast of Mallorca in Spain. Not gold or jewels, but 93 jug-like terracotta vessels called amphorae from a Roman ship that sank 1700 years ago. 

Most of the jugs are still in an intact and sealed state, which means that there is a very good chance that their contents were preserved, too. Because it was so close to the popular Playa de Palma beach resort and the tourist town of Can Pastilla, the Spanish government enlisted the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies (IBEAM) for an emergency excavation.

Diver working at the excavation site. Image: still from IBEAM Facebook video.

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