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Divers discover ancient Roman treasure trove in shipwreck


Caesarea, Israel (CNN)The 2 scuba divers understood they discovered something unique in the shallow waters of the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea. < div class=”zn-body __ paragraph “>

 
What they didn’t understand was that they had actually found a 1,600-year-old shipwreck, its important freight still in the remains of the weakening wood hold. An undersea study performed in current weeks has actually exposed the degree of the discover, very first spotted in late April. Divers discovered a bronze lamp portraying the ancient Roman sun god Sol, a statue of the moon goddess Luna, pieces of containers, and more. Among the most considerable finds was 2 metal swellings weighing roughly 40 pounds (18 kgs) and comprised of countless ancient coins, merged together in the shape of the pottery vessel where they were held.

 

 

 

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< div class =”zn-body __ paragraph”> Caesarea, called in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, was developed as a significant Roman port on the Mediterranean Sea around 20 BC. Today it is a national forest and popular traveler location in Israel, consisting of a growing variety of scuba divers who check out the website.
 
How a diamond rush resulted in an ancient undersea trick< div class=” zn-body __ paragraph “> This isn’t really the only important discover in the Caesarea harbor. In February 2015, scuba divers discovered almost 2,000 gold coins– the most significant discovery of gold coins ever found in Israel.

Find out more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/16/middleeast/roman-coins-treasure-shipwreck-israel/index.html

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