Immense 1,900-Year-Old Slab Found Underwater Names Forgotten Roman Ruler During Bloody Jewish Revolt
Haifa University underwater archaeologists exploring the seabed at Tel Dor. ( Ehud Arkin Shalev )
The researchers say it wasn’t just the length of the inscription that impressed them, but also the fact that it was clearly visible, even beneath the water. The people who participated in the underwater excavation did their best not to damage it while bringing the slab out of the water.
Despite all the information the inscription has already offered, archaeologists feel that they have not completely deciphered the text yet and suggest it’s possible that even more valuable details might be hidden within it.
The inscription bearing the name of Gargilius Antiquus, a Roman ruler of Judea. ( University of Haifa )
Top Image: The 1900-year-old Roman inscription mentioning Judea, in situ at a depth of about 1.5 meters on the Dor seabed, after being exposed by a storm. Source: Ehud Arkin Shalev