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Archaeologists find graveyard of sunken Roman ships. Information on how such a shipwreck is discovered available from the Aurora Trust site.
posted by shakespeherian (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is very cool! Thank you for sharing!
posted by headspace at 9:52 AM on July 24, 2009


Do archeologists say "Boo-ya?" Because I would say "Boo-ya."
posted by Navelgazer at 9:52 AM on July 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh wow. This could revolutionize what we think we know about Roman civilization.
posted by orange swan at 9:58 AM on July 24, 2009


"an explosion in mixed-gas diving" - whuz that?
posted by stbalbach at 10:03 AM on July 24, 2009


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Tsk tsk. Edwardian-era period movie dialogue? So anachronistic. May I suggest "In that dead valley where we left them?", which is from Ben-Hur?
posted by orange swan at 10:05 AM on July 24, 2009


stbalbach: "an explosion in mixed-gas diving" - whuz that?

I would guess a poor choice of metaphor. He probably should have said 'A sudden and dramatic increase in mixed-gas diving' rather than combining the word 'explosion' with the word 'gas.'



orange swan: Tsk tsk. Edwardian-era period movie dialogue? So anachronistic. May I suggest "In that dead valley where we left them?", which is from Ben-Hur?

I probably should have used Fluctuat nec mergitur for the irony.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:14 AM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Navelgazer, we do indeed say "boo-ya." We also the word "sexy" to describe dirt piles and artifact caches. We have to make our own fun.
posted by Eumachia L F at 10:29 AM on July 24, 2009


Well, I don't know about the shipwrecks, information is a bit scant, but it's a delight to read about Julia the Elder, "Once, when asked her secret for having affairs while bearing children resembling her husband, she laughed as she stated that she took on new passengers only when the boat was already full".
posted by tellurian at 10:42 AM on July 24, 2009


Gambin said the wrecks revealed a pattern of trade in the empire: at first Rome exported its produce to its expanding provinces, but gradually it began to import from them more and more of the things it once produced.

This sounds familiar.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:35 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Berlusconi digs himself a bigger hole and claims he found Phoenician tombs: Tape has Italian PM telling escort of unreported find of ancient burial site on his estate
posted by homunculus at 8:21 PM on July 24, 2009


Somewhere out there someone is wondering if the wine is still good. Someone else is wondering if the fish sauce still is.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:25 PM on July 25, 2009


Aerial Photos of Italian Farms Reveal Outline of An Ancient City
posted by homunculus at 11:43 AM on July 30, 2009


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