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Religion Aboard Ancient Ships

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in News

New evidence that ancient Mediterranean sailors performed religious ceremonies and sacrifices on board their ships, according to new findings from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck. Using a deep sea mini-submarine, archaeologists of the Sicilian Sea Superintendency and Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) divers found the wreck and its cargo of jars at a depth of 420 feet in the waters of Sicily’s Aeolian islands. In the area of the bow — a portion of the wooden hull is...

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