Researchers discovered the naval port where Greek forces gathered prior to the Battle of Salamis. This decisive engagement ultimately pushed the Persian forces back into Persia and began a process of continual defeats for decades. The port was also one of the largest in the Greek world.
A large number of ingots along with a Massaliote (from Marseille, a French coastal city which started as a Greek city) flask and Corinthian helmets were discovered off the coast of Sicily. It wasn’t much of a shock though; there had been a similar find a few years ago and this was a return trip.
A 2,000 year old Roman road was discovered in Israel near Bet Shemesh, a city 21 km southwest of Jerusalem. A number of coins from different dates were also discovered in the road. The Israeli Antiquities Authority has decided to excavate the remainder and open it to hikers.
A British bricklayer got lucky when he found a large Roman ingot bearing the name of a Roman Emperor and intends to sell it for tens of thousands of pounds.
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