THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL
A wooden ship that would have been over 11 meters long when intact has been unearthed at our very own Ostia Antica! Thanks to groundbreaking and hard-won knowledge from our sister city to the south, Herculaneum, this boat has a great chance at remaining well-preserved. Right now they’re keeping it immersed in water to prevent decay. Step #1.
THIS IS SO COOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!
Check out photos from the MiBac article!
PS–Ten points to Gryffindor if anyone can tell me WHY this particular 2,000 year-old wooden object has not decayed into nothingness…..