Not sure how you stumble underwater but …
Researchers have stumbled upon a collection of rare Roman pots while scouring ship wrecks off the Italian coast of Capo Palinuro, near Policastro.
The British team from the Aberdeen-based Hallin Marine International energy company found hundreds of ancient pots 1,640ft under the sea while trawling modern wrecks for radioactive materials.
Five of the 2,000 year-old vessels were recovered intact and taken to an archaeology museum in the northern Italian city of Paestum, mailonline reported.
“They would have probably been loaded on some kind of merchant ship which sank all those years ago,” said team supervisor Dougie Combe.
“It was a big surprise when we came across the pots as we were looking for modern wrecks from the last 20 years or so,” he added.
“We managed to get five up altogether, but there must have been hundreds of them there.”
- Hundreds of rare Roman pots discovered by accident off Italy’s coast by British research ship | Daily Mail