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A cruciform sword dating back more than 900 years was found in the sea in Israel |  Globalism

A cruciform sword dating back more than 900 years was found in the sea in Israel | Globalism

An amateur diver found him in the Mediterranean at IsraelAnd A sword that may be more than 900 years old and dates back to the Crusades (see video above).

It will be cleaned and restored by experts and then exposed.

The sword is believed to have been a crusader king who sailed to the Holy Land nearly a thousand years ago., the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Monday (18).

The Crusades were large military campaigns organized by the Christian powers at the time with the aim of re-occupying areas in the Middle East.

The sword is believed to have been a Crusader king who sailed to the Holy Land nearly a thousand years ago. It was photographed on October 18, 2021 in the waters near where it was found, at the bottom of the Mediterranean, by an amateur diver in Israel – Photo: Ronen Zevulun/Reuters

The sword is studded with sea creatures The diver was able to identify the shape of the blade and the handle after an underground stream removed some of the sand that was covering it..

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the diver was on Saturday (16) weekend and also found other ancient artifacts, such as anchors and ceramics.

Fearing that his discovery would disappear with the sea currents, he took the sword and handed it to government experts.

Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archeology Unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds a meter-long sword found in the Mediterranean Sea that experts say belonged to the Crusaders in a photo, October 19, 2021 – Photo: Ariel Schalit / AP

Things were in a natural bay near the port of HaifaWhich is about 90 km from the capital, Tel Aviv, and about 150 km from Jerusalem.

Archaeologists believe that many ancient treasures are sunken in the area.

Kobi Sharvit, director of the marine archeology unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, says the small bay likely served as a shelter for sailors.

“These conditions have attracted merchant ships over time, leaving behind rich archaeological finds,” Charvet says.

See more pictures of the sword:

An ancient sword is photographed in the water after it was discovered by an amateur diver near Haifa on the Mediterranean on October 14, 2021 in Israel – Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority via AP

The sword believed to belong to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land nearly a thousand years ago was photographed October 18, 2021 in the waters, near where it was found by an amateur diver, in the Mediterranean Sea, Israel – Photo: Ronen Zevulun/Reuters

Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archeology Unit at the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds a meter-long sword found in the Mediterranean Sea that experts say dates back to the Crusades, in a photo October 19, 2021 – Photo: Ariel Schalit / AP

The sword believed to belong to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land nearly a thousand years ago was photographed October 18, 2021 in the waters, near where it was found by an amateur diver, in the Mediterranean Sea in Israel – Photo: Ariel Schalit/ AP

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