2,000-year-old shipwreck creates deep sea mystery

By  Rossella Lorenzi - Discovery News



Although the 2,000-year-old shipwreck under the Gran Sasso mountain in central Italy may be a godsend for nuclear physicists, the “Ship of the Thousand Ingots” has been one big mystery for archaeologists.

Was the ship, which carried the largest lead shipment ever found, deliberately sunk on the orders of the captain ?

Was the vessel knocked over by a wave ?

In this audio slide show, Donatella Salvi, director of the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari, tells Discovery News what her team found when they recovered the ship's cargo.



Italy Gran Sasso mountain Ship of the Thousand Ingots Donatella Salvi National Archaeological Museum Cagliari