Amphorae(s); now that we're organised what the hell do we do? (2013)



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A hoard of 3rd century Roman vases were discovered in 1982 by underwater archaeologist Robert Marx in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro. Such jars were the packing containers of the ancient world, when recovered they often signal the site of a Roman shipwreck. This could mean that the Romans reached Brazil as much as 1700 years earlier than Pedro Alvares Cabral, the Portuguese explorer who is credited with the discovery of Brazil in 1500.

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