THE CHRÉTIENNE A SHIPWRECK

The ancient shipwreck Chrétienne (first century BC) lies close to the nautical beacon La Chrétienne. From it, numerous amphoras, one grindstone, as well as some parts of the ship's wood were raised.

One exceptional piece was found at the site: a fairlead roller which, together with two other pieces of wood, seems to have been used to handle the ropes attached to the anchor. Its conservation was secured by the freeze-drying treatment it underwent in the laboratory.

Excavation : Hélène Bernard, DRASSM

Photos Antoine Chéné, CNRS/CCJ