Ventotene Islands, Italy Project
In March 2008, Aurora and the Superintendence of Lazio (on behalf of the Ministry of Culture) signed a Memorandum of Understanding highlighting various avenues of cooperation in the field of underwater archaeology. Following discussions with Dssa Annalisa Zarattini, superintendent responsible for the underwater archaeology in the Lazio region, it was agreed that the focus of the project would be the Pontine Islands, specifically the islands of Ventotene and Santo Stefano where the remains of numerous Roman shipwrecks have been noted. These include the wreck of a vessel carrying ancient ivory furniture and another that was transporting huge earthen jars called dolia. To read more about Aurora’s activities in Ventotene click on one of the links on the left.