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Biggest ever Roman shipwreck found in the eastern Med

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The amphorae are in excellent condition.
Ionian Aquarium, Kefalonia

By Julia Buckley,

Edition.cnn.com

Two thousand years ago, this ship was crossing the Mediterranean Sea full of its cargo of amphorae — large terracotta pots that were used in the Roman Empire for transporting wine and olive oil.

For some reason, it never made it to its destination.

But having languished at the bottom of the sea for around two millennia, it has now been rediscovered by archeologists, along with its cargo, and dated to between 100 BCE and 100 CE. And it has already been judged to be the largest classical shipwreck found in the eastern Mediterranean.

The wreck of the 110-foot (35-meter) ship, along with its cargo of 6,000 amphorae, was discovered at a depth of around 60m (197 feet) during a sonar-equipped survey of the seabed off the coast of Kefalonia — one of the Ionian islands…

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Posted by on December 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Food In England by Dorothy Hartley

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With so much nutrition science evolving virtually every day, I am constantly disturbed by the fact that when it comes to what we put in our mouths, we have clearly lost our way. The work of the Weston A Price Foundation, dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet and the Paleo or hunter/gatherer way of eating which focuses on eating foods that were  available to humans during the Paleolithic era, have highlighted the detrimental effects on health of a nutrient poor processed food diet which now dominates many societies including our own here in the UK.

Dorothy Hartley’s book Food in England has been in print for 58 years, a compendium of cooking from medieval times to the modern day. She lived on the Welsh-English border in a workman’s cottage studying the history of tradtional foods and cooking techniques as far back as the 14th century, not quite Paleo but…

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Posted by on December 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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