Two Amateur Divers Accidentally Discover Roman-Era Treasure
on 18 May 2016
While exploring a sunken ship in the ancient port of Caesarea, two amateur divers stumbled upon the largest trove of Roman-era artifacts in Israel in three decades. Bronze statues, lamps, jars, and thousands of coins featuring the faces of Constantine and Licinius were uncovered—some dating back to the fourth century AD. The treasure likely ended up down there after a storm wrecked a ship nearly 1,700 years ago. Head to The Guardian to learn more about the discovery.