While diving off coast of Caesarea, an amateur scuba diving team recently unearthed the biggest trove of gold coins ever found in Israel. Caesarea was a harbor city founded by King Herod the Great about 2,000 years ago, as described in the Bible.
The scuba divers were exploring off the coast of Israel in Caesarea National Park when they noticed what looked like a toy coin. When they took a closer look, they found ancient gold coins shimmering in the light. They immediately reported the find to the Israel Antiquities Authority, reported LifeScience.
When officials got to the site, they found a huge trove of gold coins, the largest ever unearthed in Israel. All told, about 2,000 gold coins were discovered under the ocean.
“It’s not clear how this huge trove of coins came to rest at the bottom of the sea. But despite spending thousands of years in the harsh saltwater environment, the coins were in pristine condition and needed no refurbishing or conservation work,” Israeli authorities said.
According to the report, the stash was revealed after winter storms shifted the sands off the coast of Caesarea in Israel. The video below has more on the incredible find.