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IPFS News Link • Archaeology

'Perfectly Preserved' Glassware Recovered From 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck

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This summer, international researchers revisited the wreck once again. Using two remotely operated vehicles (ROV)?"named Arthur and Hilarion?"they conducted scans of the site to look for any changes over time. They also directed Arthur to gently use its mounted claw system to recover artifacts from the wreck. The robot pulled up two bronze basins, some Bronze Age jars called amphorae and a large collection of glass tableware objects, including bowls, cups, bottles and plates. The team took those artifacts to a laboratory in Italy for further study and restoration.