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In the Ligurian Sea, divers discovered ceramics from 800 years ago - video

Listen to this article In the waters of the Ligurian Sea near Livorno, divers have found plates and pottery dating back 800 years. During routine underwater operations, a team of Italian police divers made an important discovery. In the waters of the Ligurian Sea, divers from the Guardia Di Finanza came across ceramics several hundred
Published: October 12, 2022 - 09:00
Updated: July 23, 2023 - 01:23
In the Ligurian Sea, divers discovered ceramics from 800 years ago – video
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In the waters of the Ligurian Sea near Livorno, divers have found plates and pottery dating back 800 years.

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During routine underwater operations, a team of Italian police divers made an important discovery. In the waters of the Ligurian Sea, divers from the Guardia Di Finanza came across ceramics several hundred years old.

Flipper and antique ceramics
Italian police frogman with antique ceramics Photo: Guardia Di Finanza

Among the artifacts found, divers unearthed decorated plates and bowls. Experts estimated the relics to be up to 800 years old, and said the items were made with great care and of high quality.

From the preliminary examination by Italian specialists, it appears to be 13th-century pottery from Savona. Therefore, everything comes together in a plausible way, since this port city is located on the opposite shore of the Ligurian Sea. So it’s possible that the pottery found was a shipment that was headed to Livorno or nearby Florence.

The rare discovery took place during a routine diving exercise off the Tuscan coast near Pisa and Livorno. As a result of the underwater reconnaissance, Guardia Di Finanza officers found several complete plates and bowls, as well as numerous fragments of ceramics reported the Guardia di Finanza in an official statement.

Artifacts fished out by divers
Artifacts fished out by divers Photo: Guardia Di Finanza

According to specialists, all the artifacts fished out most likely date from the same period. They were probably on a ship that sank under unknown circumstances. Of course, all the items found were handed over by police officers to experts from the Ministry of Culture. Now their task will be to secure the artifacts and try to discover their origin and history.

Photo: Guardia Di Finanza

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