Ancient anchors found in Israel
Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Admin1
An IAA marine archaeologist confirmed that the find was about 1, 700-1,400 years old, belonging to the Byzantine era.
The anchor’s surprisingly well preserved state was due to it’s having been buried for centuries in the seabed and only being recently uncovered, an IAA statement read.
Following the discovery, other two similar anchors were found nearby, one made of iron and another one made of stone, which archaeologists believe could mark the beach at Bat Yam as an ancient anchorage for Mediterranean sailors.
Story: Xinhuanet | Photo: Wikimedia Commons