A treasure trove of ancient artifacts that sank when a merchant ship went down off the coast of Caesarea some 1,600-years ago was recently discovered, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The IAA called the find the biggest treasure uncovered in at least 30 years.

Two divers discovered the artifacts while diving in the Mediterranean Sea just off the Caesarea coast prior to Passover last month. The divers, Ran Feinstein and Ofer Ra’anan, both from Ra’anana, immediately informed the IAA of their discovery, as is required by law. READ MORE