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Roman wreck may point to massive battle

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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 08:05 PM
I was trying to find more information and maybe a pic of the Cartegena Roman ship discovery and found that another discovery had been made near Cyprus.


Nicosia - A shipwreck from the imperial Roman era, found off Cyprus, could lead to the discovery of vessels sunk in antiquity's largest naval engagement, the Battle of Salamis in 306 BC, said an official statement on Thursday.

"According to (historian) Diodoros, it was somewhere in the area where in 306 BC the Macedonian (King) Demetrius Poliorketes triumphed over Ptolemy of Egypt in one of the largest naval battles of antiquity," said Cyprus' Antiquities Department.

More than 300 ships were believed to have been engaged in the battle that saw Demetrius capture Cyprus.

I can't wait to see what becomes of these latest discoveries from the deep.

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