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Three ancient amphorae found off the coast of the Italian island of Filicudi

In the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the Italian island of Filicudi, archaeologists have excavated three ancient amphorae found on the bottom. Divers of the Maritime Surveillance(Soprintendenza del Mare), during an inspection carried out near the Filicudi Island, found wonderful artefacts on the sea bed. The researchers managed to locate and then excavate three
Published: June 25, 2021 - 07:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 22:50
Three ancient amphorae found off the coast of the Italian island of Filicudi

In the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the Italian island of Filicudi, archaeologists have excavated three ancient amphorae found on the bottom.

Divers of the Maritime Surveillance(Soprintendenza del Mare), during an inspection carried out near the Filicudi Island, found wonderful artefacts on the sea bed. The researchers managed to locate and then excavate three ancient amphorae. According to information provided by the Italian media, the artefacts have been preserved in perfect condition.

Antique artefacts from the Tyrrhenian Sea Two smaller amphorae were classified by archaeologists as type MSG 2 and their age was determined to be the 3rd century BC. In turn, the third and largest Greco-Vitalic type from 2nd century BC. As the vessel has the letter Eta engraved on it, the researchers surmise that this is probably the maker’s initial. Along with the intact vessels, they also discovered fragments of an amphora of Tunisian origin.

All three ancient amphorae were found in the coastal waters of the Filicudi Island, which is part of the Aeolian Archipelago. The dive was carried out in the presence of Maritime Surveillance inspectors Valeria Li Vigni, Pietro Selvaggio and Salvino Antioco. All the excavated artefacts were delivered and handed over to the staff of the Filicudi Museum.

Fortunately, we made it in time. Thanks to such actions of monitoring the waters and recovering the artefacts, another piece of our history has been saved. The preserved artefacts will soon be put on display and open to the public in the Bernabò Brea Museum. We are happy and motivated by such things said Superintendent Valeria Li Vigni

The surrounding waters are full of treasures from the region’s ancient past. The artefacts that rest on the seabed are clear evidence of important trade routes in the area. They also bear witness to what life was like for the people who inhabited the area thousands of years ago.

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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