Underwater treasure trove discovered by amateur divers off Israeli coast

Two amateur divers discovered Israel’s biggest haul of underwater Roman-era artefacts in three decades, it has been revealed , as the priceless objects were shown for the first time.

The treasures were found last month by Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan when they were exploring a sunken ship close to the ancient port of Caesarea. “It took us a couple of seconds to understand what was going on,” Raanan said.

They initially left the first sculpture on the seabed, but then when they discovered a second, they realised it was something special and brought it to the surface. They later searched the area and uncovered more.

Roman artifacts