An amphora, a tall jar used by ancient merchants, is shown off by expedition chief
scientist Dwight Coleman of the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut. The amphora,
resting on the deck of the Bulgarian research vessel Akademik, was recovered from the
depths of the Black Sea in August 2002 as part of the Black Sea Program led by Robert
Ballard. Fish bones tucked into the amphora were found to date to between the fifth and
third centuries B.C.