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stepping stones of maritime history


In 1973 a wooden shipwreck was discovered near the ancient port of Sanitja on the island of Menorca. It was identified as a Fenician or Punic ship. More than 150 Punic amphorae were sdtill in situ. It is known as the Binisafuller shipwreck. The ampharae have been dated between 325 and 275 BC. Making the shipwreck the oldest documented wreck in the region.

Binisafúller shipwreck: a) plan of the hull remains (after De Juan, 2018: fig. 1); b) schema of the lashed-frame assembly system (after De Juan, 2018: fig. 7).



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