Roman treasures under the sea

Dr Jacob Sharvit, the director of the Marine Archaeology Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, yesterday showing two of the archeological finds at the ancient port of Caesarea, Israel. Israeli divers found an ancient marine cargo in a merchant sh
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Dr Jacob Sharvit, the director of the Marine Archaeology Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, yesterday showing two of the archeological finds at the ancient port of Caesarea, Israel. Israeli divers found an ancient marine cargo in a merchant shipwreck that sank during the Late Roman period 1,600 years ago at the Caesarea National Park seabed. Hundreds of coins and statues from the Roman period were discovered.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2016, with the headline 'Roman treasures under the sea'. Print Edition | Subscribe