Arles Rhône 3 featured in Musée départemental Arles antique, 2013

The Arles Rhône 3 is an ancient Roman boat discovered in 2004 with parts of it only 13 feet below the surface[1][2][3] in the Rhône River of Arles, France. In the 1st century, it had been a 102-ft long river trading vessel. It has been displayed since 2013 at the Musée départemental Arles antique. A marble Neptune was also discovered in the river.[4] Divers recovered many amphorae.[5][6] The boat’s flat bottom was made of oak planks.[7]

References

  1. ^ The barge’s long and graceful bow ... nationalgeographic.com
  2. ^ Built for river commerce in the first century A.D ... nationalgeographic.com
  3. ^ Inauguration de l’extension du musée départemental Arles antique pour la présentation du chaland antique Arles Rhône 3 culture-13.fr (in French language)
  4. ^ Built for river commerce in the first century A.D ... nationalgeographic.com
  5. ^ Working in water rarely this clear ... nationalgeographic.com
  6. ^ La barge gallo-romaine Arles-Rhône 3 N. Despinoy, randomania.fr (in French language)
  7. ^ The boat’s flat bottom was made of ... nationalgeographic.com

Further reading

  • Kunzig, Robert (April 2014). "An ancient wreck tells the tale of Romans in France". National Geographic. pp. 120–135.