Shipwreck Off Israeli Coast Changes What We Know About the Early Islamic Period

Goods from all over, including Turkish nuts in Egyptian jars, found in ship that sank off Ma’agan Michael in northern Israel 1,400 years ago belie ‘dark Age’ after the Muslim conquest of the Levant

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The bowCredit: Amir Yurman
Ariel David
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The bow of Ma’agan Michael B Credit: Ronny Levinson
An amphora from Egypt that transported walnuts from TurkeyCredit: Alexander Efromov
Divers heading out to Ma’agan Michael B Credit: Amir Yurman

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