Crusader sword present in Holy Land was bent, probably in naval battle, X-rays reveal

A sword studded in seashells and caked in sand, discovered on the backside of the Mediterranean Sea close to Israel, was probably dropped there by a Crusader throughout battle between 800 and 900 years in the past, a brand new evaluation reveals.

Divers found the medieval weapon, whose blade measures practically 3 ft (88 centimeters) lengthy and 1.8 inches (4.6 cm) large, in 2021 throughout an underwater expedition. As a result of the sword was closely coated in concretions, archaeologists have been initially restricted in what they might study concerning the artifact.

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