Sbaraini told press that he and Succi had found the pottery in an area rarely visited by divers but made accessible by their scooters.
They had been alerted by the sight of the distinctive necks and flat bottoms of the amphoras protruding from the sand. Only one of them appeared to be broken, and was inhabited by lobsters.
The style of design suggests that the amphoras were from Rome’s Gallic provinces.
For the incredible story of two divers who chanced on many hundreds of Mediterranean amphoras recently, don’t miss the March issue of DIVER Magazine, out next month.