As human beings, we all feel comfortable on solid ground. For as long as we can remember, our ancestors have traversed these terrains and sustained themselves by living off the land. From precious stones to the weirdest mementos, we have discovered quite a bit by toiling in the mines of history.
But what about the ocean—that vast, unknown space that may well engulf us all one day? Some of the most unique artifacts have been discovered in the depths of the sea, including giant ships, temples, pyramids, and cities.
10. Artifacts From The Roman Empire
In October 2014, divers off the coast of Italy discovered the remains of a shipwreck. Although the object had already been detected before the dive, it was only after reaching the location that the team realized the magnitude of their discovery. It was the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman ship.
The boat was 15 meters (50 ft) long and believed to be either a merchant ship or a military vessel. Terra-cotta pots were discovered in the wreckage, indicating that the cargo had included olive oil and wine.
The ship is purported to have been an active transport vessel between Rome and Carthage from 218 BC to 210 BC. Named Panarea III, the ship has provided significant insight into the dynamics of ancient trade in the Mediterranean as well as daily life at that time.