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Divers off Italy investigate '2,000-year-old' shipwreck

7 August 2012 Last updated at 23:43 BST

Divers searching off Italy's northwestern coast say they may have discovered the wreck of a trade ship, believed to have sunk around two thousand years ago.

The search followed a tip-off from local fishermen.

The divers say the vessel could be remarkably well-preserved.

Alan Johnston reports.

Footage provided by Carabinieri of Liguria