From 6 September to 27 October 2013, at the museum complex "A. Cordici", in S. alley Rocco in Erice you can attend to the temporary exhibition entitled "Mare Rostrum."
The exhibition, open every day from 10.00 to 19.00, exposes one of the claws Romans mounted on the bow of ships blocked the advance of the Carthaginians in the Mediterranean on 10 March 241 BC
The rostrum was an instrument, usually made of bronze, which was used to ram and break the keel of the enemy ships to sink them and then streamline the consistency of the enemy fleet quickly.
This specific rostrum was found in 2010 in the waters off the island of Favignana buried at a depth of 80 meters after he was lying probably during the battle of the Egadi fought between Rome and Carthage in 241 BC, roughly reflecting the deep and ancient history atraversa that the province of Trapani.
PLACE OF THE EVENT
Mare Rostrum a Erice
COMMENT "MARE ROSTRUM IN ERICE"
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