Photo: 2,500-Year-Old Greek Ship Raised off Sicilian Coast



Remains of a 2,500-year-old Greek ship are recovered off Sicily, Italy, on July 28, 2008.

At a length of nearly 70 feet (21 meters) and a width of 21 feet (6.5 meters), it is the largest recovered ship built in a manner first depicted in Homer's Iliad, which is believed to date back several centuries earlier.

The wreckage will now be sent to Portsmouth, U.K., to be restored before it returns to the Sicilian town of Gela, where officials hope to display it in a planned new sea museum.

Photograph from EPA/HO


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