Oct 152012

Rob and Chris discuss an exciting discovery of an ancient shipwreck off the Italian coast and what secrets it might reveal.

The UN has estimated the number of ships which lie wrecked on the ocean floor. Is it:
a) 3,000
b) 300,000
c) 3 million



shipwreck: the remains of a ship which has sunk
vessel: a ship or boat
shards: small pieces of broken glass or pottery
intact: complete
amphoras: clay jars used to contain wine, grain or oil
fragile: easily breakable
retrieve: recover, bring back


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