Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Scuba divers have discovered a rare haul of gleaming 1,000-year-old gold coins inscribed in Arabic on the sea bed off Israel, a find archaeologists say may shed light on Muslim rule in that age. Some 2,000 coins dated to the 11th century, a period when the Fatimid Islamic dynasty dominated the Middle East, have so far been raised from the depths. The treasure, which was probably exposed during recent winter storms, is thought to have sunk in a shipwreck near the ancient Roman port of Caesarea in the eastern Mediterranean - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/middle-east/story/divers-discover-huge-hoard-gold-coins-israeli-coast-20150219#sthash.nGldorcZ.dpuf