An­cient gold coins found on seabed

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An­cient gold coins are dis­played in Cae­sarea, north of Tel Aviv, along the Mediter­ranean coast yes­ter­day. Al­most 2 000 gold coins, be­lieved to be from the Is­lamic Fa­timid caliphate era dur­ing the 11th cen­tury, were found in re­cent weeks on the seabed by am­a­teur divers who then alerted the Is­rael An­tiq­ui­ties Author­ity’s Marine Ar­chae­ol­ogy Unit. The dif­fer­ent de­nom­i­na­tion coins most likely sank to the bot­tom of the sea dur­ing a ship­wreck, ex­perts said. It was the big­gest hoard of coins found in Is­rael.

PHOTO: REUTERS

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