This adds to the “Romans in America” debate since many duplicate items to these have been found in the Americas and specifically off the waters of Oak Island, Nova Scotia.
CAESAREA, Israel (AP) — A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.
The treasures were found last month by divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan when they came across an ancient shipwreck near the port of Caesarea.
Standing next to his diving buddy, Raanan recounted the moment the pair realized they had discovered something special.
“It took us a couple of seconds to understand what was going on,” Raanan recalled. He said they left the first sculpture on the seabed when they found it, but then when they discovered a second, they realized it was something special and brought it to the surface. They later searched the area and uncovered more ancient artifacts.
“It was amazing. I dive here every other weekend and I never found anything like that ever,” he said.
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