Indiana Jones and the Lost Treasures of Ashkelon

The adventures of finding antiquities near the southern Israeli town - particularly those underwater - is almost worthy of the cinematic swashbuckler.

Prof. Daniel Master, an American archaeologist from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and also a researcher at Harvard University, holds a small cardboard box in his hand. He is excited and sweating. It’s the heat of noon in Ashkelon National Park, but a pleasant breeze is blowing in from the sea. Master opens the box with care and takes out two small stone cylinders, one of them nicely carved in the shape of...