Two amateur divers find 4th century relics in Israel

Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two amateur diversIsrael is holding some rich relics that date back to the fourth century AD. These relics were discovered by two amateur divers who found the treasures from a sunken ship close to the ancient port of Caesarea.

 

The divers were excited about their priceless find from the seabed and reported their findings to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The IAA sent its own divers to recover the treasure which included a   bronze statues, lamps, jars, and animal-shaped objects, anchors and thousands of coins featuring images of the Roman emperors Constantine and Licinius.

 

 

There are many theories n the latest find. Some say that the ship’s sailors had thrown their anchors in a   storm but their attempt must have failed and the ship must have drifted and all its cargo was plunged in the port waters of Caesarea and remained there for the last 1,700 years. This port was an important economic artery in the Mediterranean. Commissioned by Harod the Great in the first century BC the port must have sunk for some unknown reason.

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