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Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks (English)

Roman gold ring, its green gemstone carved with the figure of a shepherd carrying a sheep on his shoulders is on display with coins Source: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks (English)

Special feature: The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of the remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast containing a sunken trove of hundreds of Roman and medieval silver coins.

Archaeologists say the finds, made near the ancient city of Caesarea, date back to the Roman and Mamluk periods, around 1,700 and 600 years ago respectively.

That story by Associated Press and Peggy Giakoumelos SBS News, produced by Nitza Lowenstein

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