Experts hope to find parts of the ship and other artefacts as they continue their search one mile off Gozo island Photo: Getty Images
Researchers were diving near a Maltese island and found a cargo of grinding stones and wine jars which sank with the ship around 2700 years ago
Divers near a Maltese island have located the cargo of an ancient ship that could contain some of the oldest Phoenician artefacts ever discovered.
University of Malta researcher Timothy Gambin said on Monday that the 20 grinding stones and 50 amphorae from the ship date back to around 700 B.C.
Experts hope to find parts of the ship and other artefacts beneath the sandy seabed as they continue their search one mile off Gozo island. They say the ship probably was sailing between Sicily and Malta when it sank.
French National Research Agency and Texas A&M University researchers are also involved.
The location of the shipwreck, discovered months ago, will be disclosed after experts finish their work.