Watch Divers Explore A 1,600-Year-Old Roman Shipwreck
A sculpture on the ocean floor led two Israeli divers to an ancient Roman shipwreck.By Ben Lawson | May 17, 2016
Divers discovered remnants from a 1,600-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Israel.
The divers stumbled across a sculpture partially buried in the ocean floor 30 miles from Caesarea.
That discovery led to a treasure-trove of ancient Roman artifacts. The Israeli Antiquities Authority examined anchors from the ship, water jugs, fragments of full-size statues, smaller sculptures and lamps, including one of the Roman sun god Sol.