(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – While scuba diving off of Israel’s Carmel Coast last Saturday, an Israeli man discovered a 900-year-old sword from the Crusader period. The man, whose name is Shlomi Katzin, said that he saw the sword, as well as ancient stone anchors and pottery fragments, laying on the Mediterranean Sea floor.
According to CBN News, Katzin turned the sword over to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and has received a certificate of appreciation for good certification.
Nir Distelfeld, Inspector for the IAA’s Robbery Prevention Unit, called the discovery a “beautiful and rare find,” noting that the sword, which is a meter long with a 30cm hilt, had been preserved in perfect condition.
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