Ancient shipwreck with Phoenician artefacts has been located off Gozo, after University of Malta researchers explored the area surrounding the island.

According to Timothy Gambin, a University of Malta expert, certain artefacts found within the shipwreck’s cargo, such as 20 grinding stones and 50 amphorae, can be dated to 700 BC. The Phoenician culture’s presence in the Mediterranean has been recorded, in different forms due to the culture’s evolution, from around 1500 BC to 300 BC.

While the find has been reported in the local media, the exact location of the shipwreck will be diosclosed after experts finish their work.