The Levanzo I Wreck, Sicily: a 4th-century AD merchantman in the service of the annona?
Article first published online: 17 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Authors. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology © 2012 The Nautical Archaeology Society
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 26–55, March 2012
How to Cite
Royal, J. G. and Tusa, S. (2012), The Levanzo I Wreck, Sicily: a 4th-century AD merchantman in the service of the annona?. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 41: 26–55. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2011.00334.x
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 17 FEB 2012
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Between 2005 and 2009 a deep-water shipwreck was located, mapped, and partially excavated by a joint team from RPM Nautical Foundation and the office of the Soprintendenza del Mare, Sicily. Located off Levanzo Island, one of the Egadi Islands off north-west Sicily, this wrecked merchantman revealed a mixed cargo of foodstuffs, coarseware, glass, and construction materials. The nature of the wreck-site, its cargo, operational date, and find-location indicate its likely association with the annona service which supplied Rome.
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