SCUBA DIVERS DISCOVER ROMAN
TREASURE OFF ISRAEL'S COAST
Two scuba divers have discovered amazing Roman treasures off Israel’s coast.
The pair was on a normal recreational dive, when they made a fascinating discovery that scientists and historians are having a field day with.
They noticed that a portion of sea floor had shifted, causing the sand and silt to fall away and reveal something that caught their eye. What they had stumbled upon was the ancient remains of a Roman merchant ship, lost at sea some 1,600 years ago near Caesarea, a harbor city perched on the Israeli coast roughly 30 miles north of Tel Aviv.
The Israeli Antiques Authority (IAA) immediately set up a recovery dive effort after the find was made known to them. They uncovered a plethora of amazing antiques.
In addition to the many sculptures and statues, they also found, hundreds, maybe even thousands of Roman coins! After over a thousand years underwater, the coins have fused together into giant groups that weigh upwards of 20 pounds.
Clancy's comment: Wow. I'd love to discover treasures like these.