The Roman Ship and its Treasures


Between history, art and culture: a plunge into the past of our territory


For lovers of history, culture and archaeology, it is unthinkable to visit the Lidi Ferraresi without going at least once to admire the infinite treasures of the Roman Ship.
A splendid, perfectly preserved Roman boat with its cargo still on board is the most characteristic element of the Museo Delta Antico in Comacchio.
In 1980, while work was being carried out to drain a canal of the old reclamation, they began to see several fragments of wood that have immediately stopped the work to verify its origin. 
In this way the Roman ship came to light and can now be admired in all its glory.
The find probably dates back to the end of the first century BC and its history is shrouded in mystery. Its cargo was still all inside and there are no signs of an attempt to take it away during the abandonment of the ship. No bodies were found inside, so the crew was perfectly able to escape before the ship went down.
As a finding, it immediately caused a great deal of amazement, especially because of the cargo, which was rich in various materials: from commercial amphorae to lead ingots. Many precious materials and even humble materials such as wood and gravel were present on the ship at the time it was abandoned. 
The museum contains many interesting finds, certainly the most articulated and noteworthy piece is the Roman ship with its booty.
Once again our territory has been able to be the guardian of a piece of history to give it back to us intact so that we could admire our origins and those of our areas.