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Researchers recently discovered a shipwreck dating back to the Phoenicians. For those that need a history lesson, the Phoenicians were master ship builders and traders, based out of what is modern-day Lebanon. They sailed the Mediterranean between 1550 BC and 300 BC.

The sunken ship is believed to have made numerous calls in Italy, Sicily and Malta. It carried volcanic grinding stones and amphorae (jars with two handles and narrow necks) pictured above.