Phoenician ship Carved on the face of a sarcophagus. 2nd century AD
Phoenician ship carved on the face of a sarcophagus from the second century AD

Spanish archaeologists to rescue 2,500-year-old Phoenician shipwreck

The submerged relic, a testament to the advanced seafaring capabilities of the ancient Phoenicians, lies off the coast of Mazarrón in the Mediterranean Sea.

Unveiling Phoenician maritime prowess

Discovered more than three decades ago, this Phoenician ship is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient seafaring vessels. The remarkable condition of the shipwreck promises invaluable insights into Phoenician shipbuilding, navigation and trade practices that were a cornerstone of their civilization.