Four 19th-Century Shipwrecks Discovered off Israel's Coast

Posted: November 29, 2012  |  By: Tia Ghose [NBC News]

Archaeologists have discovered four 19th-century warships, and possibly the remains of an ancient Greek harbor, off the coast of Israel.

The fleet was found at the ancient port of Akko, one of the major ports of the Mediterranean during the Hellenistic period from 300 B.C. to 100 B.C. The new discoveries could point to even more ancient, elusive shipwrecks.

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