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Three ancient Roman shipwrecks filled with artefacts, that presumably sunk thousands of years ago have reportedly been discovered in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. The Egyptian government confirmed the find, adding that the artefacts found date back to when the Roman empire was spread across Europe and North Africa.

According to a Facebook post published by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, archaeologists found three gold coins dated back to the time Emperor Octavius Augustus Rome's first emperor. The archaeologists also found a "royal head of crystal".

According to Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the crystal head may be depicting the infamous Roman army general, Marc Antony. The wrecks were reportedly discovered during a joint underwater excavation mission conducted by the Ministry of Antiquities' Underwater Archaeology Department and the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology.

Arham Online reported Osama Al-Nahas, head of the Underwater Archeology Department, saying that Alexandria's eastern harbour still hides many such treasures. He believes that the excavations from the recent findings indicate that a fourth shipwreck may also be found soon.