by Molly Fosco, Seeker.com, February 1, 2017
The ancient vessel found near the coast of Spain’s Balearic Islands was carrying thousands of jars of a pungent fish sauce called garum, a popular Roman condiment.
An 1,800-year-old Roman shipwreck was discovered off the coast of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Spanish archaeologists found the ship about 230 feet (70 meters) underwater, reported El Pais.
According to the Balearics Institute for the Study of Marine Archeology (IBEAM), most of the 1,000 – 2,000 Ancient Roman jars onboard are still in their original position from the time of the ship’s sinking. The jars, known as amphorae, have remained untouched for nearly two millennia.