This is for all the pirates out there.
The port town of Caesarea (or Kesariya) was originally built by Herod the Great in late 1st century BC, and this settlement then served as the provincial capital of the Judaea Province of the Roman Empire. Suffice it to say, the town has seen its fair share of history in the Levant. And now its long legacy is mirrored by a myriad of historical artifacts that were salvaged from a wreck of a large merchant ship dated from around the late Roman Period (circa 4th century AD). Touted to be the largest hoard of marine-based objects in the last 30 years in Israel, IAA (Israel Antiquities Authority) has announced that the treasure stash contains both bronze statues and coins, along with other assorted stuff. And interestingly enough, the discovery was made quite by chance when two divers identified the remains of the ancient ship and reported back to IAA.