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Parts of ancient vessels discovered in Sri Lanka

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 05:12 PM

Sri Lanka's National Archaeological Department has discovered the parts of 20 ancient vessels in the south of the country, an archaeologist said Thursday.

Sanath Karunarathne, an archaeologist with the National Archaeological Department said the ancient vessel parts were discovered as they were conducting a marine archaeological survey in the southern coastal belt.

Karunaratne said they have also been able to locate wreckage of a very ancient ship close to the historical Godavaya Port in the Hambantota District.

He said they found historical items including stone bench with an ancient inscription among the wreckage and it is believed that those ancient items are older than 2,000 years.

Kind of as small write up but it's a goody.

Anything beyond 20 years old is amazing to find period but to find part of their vessels, that makes it all the more better.

Just thought I would share it with al of you to get some opinions as they will have to continue to excavate to get more information.

Any thoughts?



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