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Wine destined for the Roman colony in Cartagena finally turned up 2200 years later. It would have remained undiscovered at the bottom of the sea outside the Spanish harbor but for the sharp-eyed marine explorers of the Aurora Trust. After spotting the Roman wreck on a sonar map of the area, they sent down a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV to investi- gate. Their discovery was the sight of thousands of amphora of wine, the clay jars still carefully packed in the hold of the ship where they had lain undisturbed for over 2000 years. (see inset image below) (Photos courtesy of Saab Seaeye)

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