Ancient artefacts litter the seafloor

Sunken Treasure

Look: An undersea expedition just captured stunning footage of a shipwreck graveyard

Some date all the way back to the Roman empire.

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Credit: Mathieu Pradinaud and Manuel Añò /Gédéon Programmes 2022 UNESCO DRASSM

For centuries, the Strait of Sicily has been a vital passageway for trade, travel, and maritime transportation in the Mediterranean Sea.

It’s also home to a shipwreck graveyard.

In a shallow, rocky region called the Skerki Bank, archaeologists have found the remains of ships dating back to the Roman Empire.

Credit: Mathieu Pradinaud and Manuel Añò /Gédéon Programmes 2022 UNESCO DRASSM