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Archaeology discovery: Hercules’ head found in treasure hoard of 2,000-year-old shipwreck

  • July 07, 2022

After this, the huge wealth of treasure that was contained within what was once the ship’s hull was then revealed.

While carrying this out, the marine archaeologists were reportedly working at depths of 50 metres so they could access the areas that had never been explored before.

The ship is thought to have once been around 180ft long, but experts say the wooden hull has since rotted away.

Amongst the treasure was a huge marble head of a sculpture likely depicting the Greek/Roman demigod Hercules.

Prof Lorenz Baumer, an archaeologist at the University of Geneva, said: “It’s a most impressive marble piece. 

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