Secrets of the Dead

Lost Ships of Rome

Season 11 Episode 2 | 53m 10s Video has closed captioning.

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. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it.

Aired: 11/16/10

Expires: 10/31/20

Rating: NR

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