Scuba diver finds 900-year-old Crusader sword off the coast of Israel

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Scuba diver finds 900-year-old Crusader sword off the coast of Israel

An amateur diver exploring the shallow waters of northern Israel has found a sword believed to be that of a Crusader knight 900 years ago.

The artifact was found in an area believed to have been used as a temporary anchorage during the late bronze-coloured Age.

This beach has many natural reefs, which over the ages have been protected from shipwrecks and occasional archeological treasures have been left behind.

The well-preserved sword is a beautiful and rare find and apparently belonged to a Crusader knight. Its blade is believed to be made of iron and its blade is about 40 inches long and about 14 inches wide.

Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

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