A glazed crusader bowl with bird decoration, found in the marine excavation at Acre. Imported from Paphos, Cyprus. Michal Artzy

Crusader Shipwreck, Gold Found by Diving Archaeologists in Israel

As the Muslims breached the walls of Acre, hoards of gold coins sank with their fleeing masters to the bottom of the sea, and have now been found by marine archaeologists.

The long-lost wreck of a crusader ship and sunken cargos dating to the 13th century C.E. have been found in the bay of the crusader stronghold city Acre, in northern Israel.

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