Known for his keen interest in exotic adventures, Vladimir Putin has tried himself as a sea treasure hunter. While visiting an excavation of an ancient city in south Russia, the prime minister could not resist the temptation to take part in some research to shed light on the fate of the historic site. The PM put on a diving suit and dived deep into the Taman Bay where, to everyone's utter surprise, he managed to find two ancient amphorae dating back to the 6th century AD. Putin said he had seen at a depth of about two meters -- the sea was still and the water transparent. The chief archeologist explained to Putin that amphorae often broke when the ancient ships were loaded or unloaded, so the sailors just threw them into the sea.