A day at the sea for Fahmi Al-Hajaji and his family led to an archaeological surprise after he found an ancient clay jar in the sea bed off the shore of Zawara west of Tripoli.

The relic, which was surprisingly undamaged and in good shape, existed between the 16th and 18th.

According to archaeologists, this jar was used to export olive oil and is called (Dyrsal type amphora - pointed bottom).

Archaeologist Miftah al-Haddad explained that the jar dates back almost to the last quarter of the 1st century BC.

The Italian coast between Etruria and Campania is considered the original home of its production, but it was also produced in other areas of the Mediterranean coast, such as Spain and France, says al-Haddad, who indicated that it was used for transporting and trading wine and olive oil.

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