The Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa is located just outside the walls of the medieval city, towards the sea. Here in 1998, during the construction of a directional state railway, wooden artefacts were found. The discoveries (with 16 wrecks, whole or partially preserved, identified in a few months) in the summer of 1999 led to the decision to allocate the site for research. The site was then transformed into a true tunneling, which is today's copy equipment and techniques used, rules of safety and access for the public and to scholars.
Through the excavation of the Ancient Ships of Pisa were recovered many of the materials that were part of the cargo ship sunk and been involved following the floods. Many of the vessels contained amphorae of different origins (Gallic, Iberian, Adriatic etc.).
Also, thanks to the special storage conditions was also possible to recover objects, connected to the support of passengers or crew. Fragments of leather garments (aprons), shoes, buckles, objects of personal use as amulets or ointment etc. been kept by the muddy seabed, helping to restore a glimpse of life at the time.
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