Divers find submerged Roman artefacts off Tuscan coast
A team of divers from Italy's fire service discovered a Roman anchor and an urn during a training session off the coast of Tuscany, they announced on Tuesday.
|The wooden anchor [Credit: Vigili del Fuoco]|
They were found at a depth of around 13 metres, during a training session in the coastal town of Livorno, 500 metres from the town's Terrazza Mascagni, a popular terrace and tourist spot on the seafront.
After recovering the objects, divers notified the local archaeology authorities, whose experts will carry out a full assessment of the finds.
Firefighters noted that ancient artefacts had been found in the same strait before - however, they are far from being the largest relics which have lain forgotten off Italy's shores for centuries.
Source: The Local [February 15, 2017]