Shipwreck off Malta yields cargo from 700 B.C.

August 25, 2014 3:08 PM

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Shipwreck off Malta yields cargo from 700 B.C.

VALLETTA, Malta -- Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.

University of Malta researcher Timothy Gambin said Monday the 20 grinding stones and 50 amphorae from the ship date back to around 700 B.C.

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