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Ancient Ingots Found off Haifa Coast

Archaeologists working under water have uncovered more than 60 rare copper ingots, dating from the Late Bronze Age, the Antiquities Authority reported this week.

It is believed that the copper, used to make weapons and utensils, was part of a cargo of a ship that sank off the coast of the Haifa area around 3,500 years ago.

The copper, weighing nearly half a ton, has been sent for analysis to determine its age and where it was mined.