Sicula sugnu

Sicula sugnu: a voyage into my Sicily with the same surprise and curiosity as if Eva came here now!!!



giovedì 23 ottobre 2014

A ram-to ram collision at Egadi islands


Beneath these blue  waves, 
around Egadi Island,north-west off the coast of Trapani,
a battlefield has been identified and studied for the first time 
( Egadi Islands Survey Project)*
around Levanzo, Marettimo and Favignana 
the final battle of the first Punic War took place on 241 BC

*founded by professor Sebastiano Tusa and professor Jeff Royal




the latest material  recovered from sea-bed 
confirm a ram-to-ram collision :

11 (maybe 13) bronze rams,
still attached when they sank, 
have been found 
 and could have been belonged both to Romans or Carthaginians.
Interesting Greek-Italic amphorae, a few punic ones, 
and  bronze helmet,among the artifacts found









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