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Divers discover 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that is so well preserved even the FOOD is intact
UK Daily Mail ^ | 8/9/12 | Mark Prigg

Posted on 08/09/2012 8:38:47 AM PDT by Kartographer

The ship, a navis oneraria, or merchant vessel, was located at a depth of about 200 feet after a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was used to scour the seabed. A search for the shipwreck was launched after local fisherman revealed they kept finding pieces of pottery in their nets. The divers found the wreck so well preserved even the food, still sealed in over 200 pots, is intact.

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KEYWORDS: ancientnavigation; ancientrome; ancientroom; godsgravesglyphs; italy; romanempire; romans; shipwreck

Divers examine one of an estimated 200 pots found on a shipwreck off the coast of Italy. The pots are so well preserved food still remains inside them.

As a Prepper I am curious to see how much and of what is still edible.


1 posted on 08/09/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Another prepper bump on a curious george interest.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by George from New England (Ecaped CT in 2006, moved to north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I’m amazed, maybe the last food on earth without High Fructose Corn Syrup !!


3 posted on 08/09/2012 8:42:30 AM PDT by George from New England (Ecaped CT in 2006, moved to north of Tampa)
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To: Kartographer
Yum!
4 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: George from New England

I bet it is a cargo of some old McDonald’s McRib that no one would buy/eat.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kartographer
As a Prepper....

Are you prepped for eternity?

6 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:47 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: George from New England

Chick-Fil-A


7 posted on 08/09/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Kartographer; SunkenCiv

This seems to overlap the prepper - Gods/graves/glyphs categories.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

It might be full of Garum. Which is gross even if it was still “fresh”.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:25 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
It might be full of Garum. Which is gross even if it was still “fresh”.

No "might" about it. From the article: "Initial tests have found pickled fish, which was often used to create a sauce called garum."

Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm. I'm thinking of going to Olive Garden for lunch and asking for their rotted fish gut sauce instead of tomato sauce.

10 posted on 08/09/2012 8:56:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Kartographer

I’m a prepper, you’re a prepper, Dr. Prepper, 2,4,and 10


11 posted on 08/09/2012 8:57:54 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: tbpiper
I am.

I also read the Scripture:

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20

But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8

History has shown us all too well that men do not need God’s help to muck things up to a point were their fellows cry out for God to end it all and relieve them of their misery.

God didn't build the Ark he told Noah to. God didn't provide food during the great famine he warned Joseph to store food for it. God truly expects us to do our part, he helps those who help themselves.

Are you ready to help yourself and your family should bad times befall us?
12 posted on 08/09/2012 8:58:23 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: VanDeKoik

Garum? Isn’t that the island that Congressman Hank Johnson was worried about tipping over? ;-)


13 posted on 08/09/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

” , he helps those who help themselves.”

Notoriously not from scripture but thumbs up on everything else ;-)


14 posted on 08/09/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: KarlInOhio

Have some Worcestershire sauce instead...that’s the direct descendant of garum (although it may have been reintroduced to northern Europe through contacts with India).


15 posted on 08/09/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: Kartographer
I am.

Great! It'd be awful to get ready for the Apocalypse and then get hit by a bus or something.

16 posted on 08/09/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Kartographer
You shall rip what you sew.

I think that is in the same verse.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 9:13:34 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: vanilla swirl

I meant to ping you to #17


18 posted on 08/09/2012 9:14:59 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: tbpiper

Now I ask you again; Are you ready to provide for yourself and your family should bad times befall us? Or are you worse than an unbeliever?

It would be a shame to profess your faith and yet in the end fail in your duties.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 9:18:03 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: VanDeKoik

> “It might be full of Garum. Which is gross even if it was still ‘fresh’.”

Garum sounds exactly like Vietnamese Nuoc Mam.
And don’t knock it unless you’ve actually tried it.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 9:29:25 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Kartographer
Now I ask you again...

I've gone as far as I can with the resources I have.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: KarlInOhio

They’ll hand you a bottle of Worstershire...a descendant of garum, IIRC.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: BuffaloJack

Lol!

I do have a habit of not eating what I cant pronounce!

“Big Mac” = Good

“Nuoc Mam” = Run!


23 posted on 08/09/2012 9:42:13 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: tbpiper
I didn't mean to seem cross in my reply, but it has been my experience that in general the Preppers I know are far more right with the Lord than those who often assume they are not. To me to assume that every ill event that happens is the Lord's Apocalypse is a bit presumptive. As I pointed out there is much Scripture that instructs prepper type activities and many stories of those that God has saved by instructing them to prepared for bad times.

This joke I believe explains my position:

God granting miracles:
A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religious man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle." Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle." With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."
24 posted on 08/09/2012 9:46:15 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: livius

Any relation to Garum Masala?


25 posted on 08/09/2012 9:56:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Kartographer

That was GUAM; but when it tips over, then it’ll be GARUM. :O)


26 posted on 08/09/2012 10:01:01 AM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: Kartographer

I too am a Prepper, but I think high dollar could be gained by selling the contents to the Chinese as a delicacy. Heck, call it an aphrodisiac or erectile enhancer and get triple the money. ;>)


27 posted on 08/09/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: BuffaloJack
"Garum sounds exactly like Vietnamese Nuoc Mam. And don’t knock it unless you’ve actually tried it."

I seem to remember my Uncle has a story about trying some while on R&R. When he got back he had to get a bunch of shots and spent a week in sick bay. And then aagin maybe what he tried wasn't the same thing. ;-)
28 posted on 08/09/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: livius
"Have some Worcestershire sauce instead..."

At our house when I was growing up, this was known as "Rooster Shoes."

29 posted on 08/09/2012 10:04:16 AM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: hal ogen
McDonald’s McRib that no one would buy/eat

No such thing.

30 posted on 08/09/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Kartographer

Inscription: “Optimum Ante: Ruinam Roma”


31 posted on 08/09/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: KarlInOhio
There is a similar condiment (salty fermented fish sauce) that is popular with the Chinese in Singapore. I can't recall the name but I was offered some to add to a stir fry dish. I sniffed the container and can only compare it to the smell of fresh vomit (somebody else's, if you know what I mean). Gag response bad but it's amazing what people can enjoy and eat if they're brought up on it.

A friend of mine and I on a business trip in western China were treated to glasses of fermented mare's milk (Ghengis Khan and Mongol Horde type stuff). He almost puked (surprised me because he's a Louisiana Cajun and I thought those folks could eat anything) but to me it was just like the Kentucky buttermilk I was brought up on as a child.

32 posted on 08/09/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Kartographer

“Garum? Isn’t that the island that Congressman Hank Johnson was worried about tipping over?”

Well, that’s how he pronounces it. ;-)


33 posted on 08/09/2012 10:43:21 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Pollster1; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Pollster1.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 6:03:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kartographer

Fascinating.Thnx for the post-talking about it on Fox right now.Tom


35 posted on 08/10/2012 2:54:16 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Moltke

Well played.


36 posted on 08/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: KarlInOhio; VanDeKoik

-——it might be full of Garum. -——

Isn’t that an energy source that could make a car go?

Cars go Garum, Garum, garuuum!


37 posted on 08/10/2012 4:14:31 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kartographer

Let’s hope it wasn’t their version of kimchee.


38 posted on 08/10/2012 4:29:50 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Kartographer

I wasn’t at the wheel.

No one saw me.

You can’t prove anything.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 11:45:09 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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