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Ancient ship remains surfaced


A Greek trading ship has been brought to the surface after lying off the Sicily coast for 2,500 years.

The ancient vessel is the biggest of its kind discovered and the campaign to bring it to the surface began shortly after two scuba divers found it by chance in 1988.

Archaeologists believe the ship sank in a storm some 800m off the coast while transporting goods from the Greek colony in Gela back to Greece in around 500 BC.

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