Gold found underwater in Caesarea

17.02.2015

A group of 6 divers reveiled a tresury of gold coins

at Caeasarea's ancient harbor's underwater bottom. This is considered to be the largest tresury ever found in Israel and it is dated to around 1,000 years ago. 

Marine archeologists offer that it might have been a wrecked ship that transfered tax money on its way to the central government in Egypt or maybe, a large sum of money, to pay salaries to the garrison located in Caesarea. Another theory is that this was a trading money that belonged to a big merchand ship that traded goods in the ports of the Mediterranean. 

 

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