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Ghost fleet 'shows Pisa was an ancient Venice'

Ghost fleet 'shows Pisa was an ancient Venice'
trefwoorden: Pisa - Etrusken - schepen - romeinen
The chance discovery of a Roman "ghost fleet" buried in mud just outside Pisa has led experts to conclude that the city was built on a lagoon much like an early Venice.
Archaeologists believe that traces of a community dating back to a pre-Roman era, a sort of "Etruscan Venice", may lie beneath the ships.
The end of the lagoon civilisation may also offer clues to the fate of modern Venice - the waterways were silted up by violent floods over a long period.

Lees verder bij: Telegraph (22 november 2003)