Sunken treasure found off coast of Siciliy

Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Admin

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Nearly 3,500 ancient coins have been found off the coast of the Sicilian island of Pantelleria.

Lying at depth of about 68 feet, the coins most likely represent an episode of the Romans and Carthaginians struggle.

Amazingly, all 3,422 coins feature the same iconography.

On one side, they show Kore/Tanit, the ancient goddess of fertility, whom Carthaginians worshipped on the island around 550 BC.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Pantelleria Ricerche

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