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Coins Dating Back 1,700 Years Found Washed up on Beach in Israel

Ancient coins believed to be 1,700 years old that may have been aboard a ship navigating the Mediterranean Sea have been discovered on an Israeli beach, officials said on Tuesday, August 17.

The coins were discovered by tour guide Yotam Dahan, who found the coins while on vacation with his family on Neveh Yam beach near Atlit, Israel.

Dahan saw something sparkly sticking out of the sand, which turned out to be the 13-pound lump of coins, that he later posted to Facebook.

The salty seawater turned the massive hoard of coins into the giant ball discovered by Dayan.

Dahan was given a certificate of appreciation by the IAA after handing the coins over to the organization.

'Handing such findings over to the national collection helps us, the archaeologists, complete more parts of the puzzle that is the history of the Land of Israel,' Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Karem Said said. (Daily Mail / VFI News)

“For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out. For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow. Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?” - Job 8:8-10

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