A shipwreck was found off the coast of Israel, on board of which were also discovered ancient pots, perfectly preserved, with ingredients dating back 1,300 years.
According to scientists, ship was loaded with goods from all over the Mediterranean. This is evidence that traders from Western countries brought goods to Israeli ports after the Islamic conquest in the 7th century.
About this reports The Mirror.
A merchant ship with fir and walnuts, sank in shallow water, where the municipality of Maagan-Michael is now. The storm could wash away the sea sands, after which two amateur divers noticed a piece of wood sticking out of the bottom.
After lengthy excavations, a team of archaeologists using an underwater vacuum cleaner excavated most of the preserved wooden skeleton, 20 meters long and 5 meters wide.
The approximately 200 amphorae found contained fish sauce, olives, dates and figs. The researchers also found tools for swimming, personal belongings of sailors, remains of animals, beetles and rat fur.
Earlier it became known that an American one was discovered in the Philippine Sea a warship that sank at a record depth of 6,895 meters.