Wed. 22nd September: Punic war find!

How cool is this? The rostrum from a Roman ship dating from the First Punic War has been found – on the 18th of August – at a depth of 80 metres, off the Egadi islands, which lie to the west of Sicily. The location was the scene of the battle of the Aegates Islands  of 241 BC, in which the Carthaginian fleet was defeated; the engagement ended the First Punic War. See a picture of it here.

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