Did the Romans Discover Brazil? Marine Archaeologist Robert Marx is Diving to Find Out



1982.
 

Robert Marx, an experienced marine archaeologist.

Marx uncovered what looked like ancient Roman vases in Guanabara Bay; the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 

These jars were the packing containers used in our ancient world.
 

"If authentic, it would be one of the most important discoveries in the field of marine archaeology."
 

The Romans could have beaten Columbus, Cabral, the Chinese and even the Vikings to the New World.

1976.
 

Lobster divers recover potsherds studded with barnacles in the bay.
 

A Brazilian diver brought up two complete amphorae with twin handles, tapering at the bottom.
 

Brazilian experts disagree over the age of the jars; they have been given to the Navy and are currently stored in a warehouse.



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