By Denis Dzidic for Southeast European Times in Sarajevo – 29/03/07
The ancient Illyrians, who flourished in the Western Balkans thousands of years ago, were said to be skilled shipbuilders, sailors and -- most likely -- pirates, but no material evidence of this has been located. Until now, that is.
In one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Balkans in recent years, a Sarajevo University professor and her team say they have found the sunken remains of two Illyrian boats.
"They are the first Illyrian boats from this era ever to be discovered," says Dr Snjezana Vasilj.