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Israeli diver discovers 900-year-old Crusader sword on Mediterranean seabed

A relic of ancient battles has been discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Source: SHLOMI KATZIN, ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY, CNN

A relic of ancient battles has been discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

It’s a 900-year-old Crusader sword, experts said.

An amateur Israeli diver discovered the iron weapon on the sea bed off the Carmel Coast in Israel on Saturday.

It has a blade over three feet long and was encrusted with marine organisms.

Experts say the rare find has been preserved in perfect condition and they believe it belonged to a Crusader knight.

The sword was recovered with other artifacts including an ancient stone anchor, metal anchors and pottery fragments.

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