Phoenician Shipwreck Located off Coast of Malta

Maritime archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest shipwreck found thus far in the central Mediterranean—cargo from a Phoenician boat dating to about 700 B.C.E. Diving almost 400 feet down about a mile off the Maltese island of Gozo, the archaeologists found 50 amphorae and 20 lava grinding stones. The exact location of the shipwreck is being kept secret for now while the research is being completed.

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