I’ve never been scuba diving, but it is one of my dream activities. I love the ocean, and being able to get a peek at the world that lies beneath the waves would be an unforgettable experience. There are so many things you can find while exploring the ocean floor. You could see a rare fish, or have a playful encounter with seal, or you could find a shipwreck that hasn’t been seen for over 1,600 years. While the third option may seem unlikely, it’s exactly what happened to 2 divers who were exploring the ocean floor off the coast of Israel. Check out the incredible collection of items they found from this Roman shipwreck!
The discovery was made in a common recreational diving area off the coast of Israel.
The pair was on a normal recreational dive, when they made a fascinating discovery that scientists and historians are having a field day with.
They noticed that a portion of sea floor had shifted, causing the sand and silt to fall away and reveal something that caught their eye.
What they had stumbled upon was the ancient remains of a 1,600 year old Roman shipwreck!
This statue appears to be the visage of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine.
The Israeli Antiques Authority (IAA) immediately set up a recovery dive effort after the find was made known to them. They uncovered a plethora of amazing antiques.
The center figure is this pictures is that of Luna, goddess of the moon. The fractured face was once part of a life-size statue. The face belongs to an unknown person.
These life-size shattered hands are thought to possibly belong to the same statue the fractured face did.
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