THE ANCIENT SHIPS IN THE HARBOUR AT OLBIA
A Fascinating Story
Brought from the mire of oblivion to the light of history, these Roman and medieval finds reveal the ancient grandeur of Olbia as a port, a centuries-old Mediterranean crossroads.
AN EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY!
Roman and medieval ships imbedded in the mud
THE ROMAN HULLS
Ancient ships, oil-lamps, glass objects and pottery
WHY DID THEY SINK?
They were lined up, they sank in the harbour, there are traces of burns…
A THOUSAND QUESTIONS AND ONE ANSWER
what happened that day in the V cent. A.D.? Why were the ships abandoned on the sea bottom?
THE SHIPS FROM THE GIUDICATO
The medieval ships bear witness to the fact that Olbia was a thriving city
by Giulia Fonnesu
photos kindly granted by the
Sovrintendenza di Sassari e Nuoro ©2001
SP thanks dott. Rubens Doriano