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Riyadh-Three sunken ships were found near the Red Sea coasts of Saudi Arabia, unveiling a hidden legacy for the human race.

The discovery was made by a collaboration of Saudi, German and Italian maritime archeological teams that had combed through the Red Sea Saudi coasts, retrieving valuable artifacts from the blue depths.

The marine excavation campaign which unearthed the Red Sea archeological findings was launched in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage and many other international research institutions. Over 50 sites have been pinned across the Saudi Red Sea maritime borders.

The national commission confirmed that the Saudi-Italian collaboration had located the wreckage of a ship belonging to the mid 1800’s in near Umluj, a coastal town.

The Saudi-German team also located the wreckage of a Roman ship.

A ship dating back to The Islamic Golden Age, traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century, was found in Rabigh waters. Rabigh is an ancient town on the western coast of Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea in the Makkah Region.

The Saudi-Italian mission operated near Umluj in northwestern Saudi waters.

International expert professor Romolo Loreto, said that the mission focused most of the 2015-2016 excavations and documentation to Umluj waters.

Prof. Loreto lauded the noteworthy cooperation of the Saudi mission, and the proficiency of member divers who received a top-notch training with underwater excavation by the Italian team.

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