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Lost Ships of Rome

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In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these […]

Lost Ships of Rome

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NARRATED BY LIEV SCHREIBER WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY ROBERT HARTEL EDITOR PAUL SHEPARD DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PIERS LEIGH UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERTO RINALDI MUSIC DANIEL PEMBERTON LINE PRODUCER YVONNE BAINTON ASSISTANT PRODUCER SOPHIE BRACKENBURY PRODUCTION MANAGER EVA JOHNSSON ONLINE EDITORS ANDREW MITCHELL MARK SUTTON SOUND MIXER ED CAMPBELL SOUND EDITOR MATT SKILTON GRAPHICS FLUID PICTURES COLORIST […]

Lost Ships of Rome

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In 2009 a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery.

Lost Ships of Rome

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Secrets of The Dead: Lost Ships of Rome Narrator: This is Ventotene—an Italian island with a mysterious past. Just off its shore lies a watery graveyard filled with the remains of ancient Roman ships. Now, a team of deep-sea explorers is setting out to uncover the mystery of these wrecks and why they were lost. […]