Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!

Wow! How cool would it be to make a discovery like this?

Two rec divers were exploring the ancient port of Caesarea, off the coast of Israel, in the Mediterranean Sea, when they suddenly discovered a 1,600-year old merchant ship sticking out of the sand.

Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!

Israeli Antiquities Authority’s Maritime Archaeology Unit sent professional divers down and they found: bronze statues, coins with the face of Emperor Constantine, statue of moon goddess Luna, statue of wild boar with a swan on its head and more!

Caesarea was a city built by Herod the Great in 25 BC as “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea.” It became the capital of the Roman Judea provinces and was fruitful until the Muslim invasion of 638 AD.

Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!
Ancient Roman Shipwreck Treasures Discovered in “Herod’s Harbor at Caesarea” Off the Coast of Israel!

 

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