Archaeologists unearthed a 1500-year-old floor mosaic in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, Israel. The mosaic bears the names of Byzantine Emperor Justinian and a senior Orthodox priest named Constantine.
Divers discovered in the port of ancient Caesarea (modern Israel) a cargo of a merchant ship that sank there during the Late Roman period, about 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted research at the site and found numerous objects such as iron anchors, remains of wooden anchors and items that were used in the construction and running of the sailing vessel.
While carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain construction workers have found 600 kilos of ancient Roman coins. Dating back to the late 3rd and early 4th cent., the bronze coins were found inside 19 Roman amphoras in the town of Tomares near Seville.