March 10 241BC a huge naval battle took place off the coast of Sicily between
the Romans and their archenemies the Carthaginians. It put an end to the First
Punic War and set the Roman Republic on its militaristic path to becoming an Empire.
Battle of the Egadi Islands is the first ancient naval battle site ever
discovered and it is now being surveyed in minute detail.
The survey team has been joined
by The University of Nottingham’s
underwater archaeologist Dr Jon
Henderson who is using some of the latest underwater archaeology techniques
to help survey and map this remarkable battle site.