By Joseph Guzman, The Hill—-
A scuba diver exploring the waters off the Carmel coast of Israel recently discovered a sword that experts believe dates back to the time of the crusaders.
Shlomi Katzin was scuba diving off the country’s Mediterranean Coast earlier this month when he came across a trove of artifacts that had been uncovered by sea waves and undercurrents, according to Israel’s Antiquities Authority.
The artifacts included ancient stone and metal anchors, pottery fragments and a meter-long sword that is believed to be at least 900 years old.
“The iron sword has been preserved in perfect condition and is a beautiful and rare find,” Nir Distelfeld, inspector for the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Robbery Prevention Unit, said in a statement. Continue Reading…