Archaeologists make sweet discovery at underwater site in Croatia

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Scientists from Zadar’s Archaeological Museum found luxury ceramics designed to make sugar near Pag, a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, confirming life has always been sweet on one of Croatia’s breezier islands.

Archaeologists make sweet discovery at underwater site in Croatia
Credit: Zadarski list

The site contains the remnants of either a pier or sunken cargo ship dating back to some time between the 14th and 16th centuries, around when new city of Pag was being built,

The items, designed for sugar production, were discovered at St. Nicholas’s point in Pag’s bay, where archaeologists have been conducting an underwater dig.

“In the underwater world of St. Nicholas, we discovered luxurious tableware, fine ceramics, remnants belonging to a category of luxury present in the most important cities in Dalmatia,” Dr.

Manenica is conducting the search alongside colleague Mario Radaljac, the museum’s curator of the Department of Underwater Archaeology.

The archaeological search began in earnest after some remnants were found pointing to a potential underwater site. The archaeologists have been combing the sands of the point daily, thanks to funding from the City of Pag.

Radaljac said findings from the site will be presented to the public when all of its contents have been found, promising to organize a presentation and lecture that will “draw the public’s interest.”

Similar underwater archaeological sites can be found throughout Dalmatia, with previous locations including

Author: Joe Orovic | Source: Total Croatia News [June 02, 2018]

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