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HISTORY IN SARDINIA>THE ANCIENT SHIPS AT OLBIA
 


THE  ANCIENT  SHIPS  IN  THE  HARBOUR  AT OLBIA
A Fascinating Story

Brought from the mire of oblivion to the light of history, these Roman and medieval finds reveal the ancient grandeur of Olbia as a port, a centuries-old Mediterranean crossroads.


AN EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY!
Roman and medieval ships imbedded in the mud




THE ROMAN HULLS

Ancient ships, oil-lamps, glass objects and pottery



WHY DID THEY SINK?
They were lined up, they sank in the harbour, there are traces of burns...




A THOUSAND QUESTIONS AND ONE ANSWER

what happened that day in the V cent. A.D.? Why were the ships abandoned on the sea bottom?




THE SHIPS FROM THE GIUDICATO
The medieval ships bear witness to the fact that Olbia was a thriving city 

 

by Giulia Fonnesu
photos kindly granted by the
Sovrintendenza di Sassari e Nuoro ©2001
SP thanks dott. Rubens Doriano

 

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