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An amateur diver has found a 900-year-old sword believed to belong to a crusader knight.
The one-meter-long sword was found by Shlomi Katzin on October 9 in the shallow waters of the city of Haifa in northern Israel.
believed that the sword, What is includedYou are Marine organisms, reappeared after the movement of sand.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that after it was cleaned and analyzed, it would be shown to the public.
Crusades, It started in 1095 and lasted for centuries, saw European Christians traveling to the Middle East to try to wrest control of Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land from Muslims.
Kobe Charvet, who heads the marine archeology unit at the Antiquities Authority, said the Carmel Coast, where the sword was found, was a haven for ships during the storms of centuries of shipping activity on the coast.
“These conditions have attracted merchant ships for yearsLeaving behind rich archaeological discoveries.
He added that researchers hypothesize that the artifact may be linked to a Crusader castle in Atlit.
The sword is weighed by the stones that are stuck in it And also because it is a very large iron sword.”
“Which means that the man who was holding the sword and fighting with it was very strong. I try to imagine him on the battlefield with all his armor and fighting with the sword,” the expert explained.
“He must have been in great shape, they were probably bigger than us today, definitely stronger. And that’s great.”
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