The culture and history sometimes takes paths that are very specific, far from the museums and prestigious collections. In Santa Pola, on the east coast of Spain, near Alicante, the Guardia Civil has made a discovery to say the least, especially in a fish shop, " says La Vanguardia. Thirteen roman amphoras, which may well be of the first century after J-C, have been recovered in the middle of the frozen fish.
The discovery was made by chance. The security forces were conducting a routine inspection at this establishment that stores and sells frozen fish. To the occsaion of their visit, they were spotted, several times, amphorae seem particularly old. Quickly realizing that it could be of ancient pieces, they have alerted the ministry of Culture and Sports, which has sent specialists. These are formal. The amphorae date back to the roman Empire and could go back to the first century of our era. They were likely to carry oil, wine, or even the sauce from the peninsula to Rome. One piece in particular attracts their attention. In fact, it could have a "great historical value" because of its unique character. With the amphora, they have also found an anchor dating from the Eighteenth century, and a plate of limestone with the inscription "ESTE".
Recuperadas 13 ánforas romanas del siglo I. Fueron halladas en una inspección del #SEPRONA of Alicante has a establecimiento de productos pesqueros congelados. Between los objetos encontrados hay un ancla metálica probablemente del siglo XVIII. ➕ ℹ ��https://t.co/lV7FK5COUl pic.twitter.com/XMxRdvfHyL— Guardia Civil ���� (@guardiacivil) July 22, 2020
To a court case ?
The owner of the establishment and his son are now the subject of an investigation for violating the legislation in force on historical artifacts. The specialists believe that the amphorae probably came from a shipwreck and are therefore protected by the legislation in force. The son explained to the authorities having made the discovery during a fishing session. It would have then brought his findings to decorate the shop of his father.
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