Israel and Ukraine have ancient roots and a rich historical tradition, but...

Many of the great civilizations of the world have left their mark on history of these unique lands.

Many of the great civilizations of the world have left their mark on history of these unique lands. Today you can go to Israel for up-to-the-minute technology and to find the ancient treasures: and to date archaeologists find in Israel more and more artifacts that testify to the ancient heritage.

So recently in the ancient port of Caesarea a group of divers have found a real treasure - the ancient treasure has lain at the bottom for more than 1600 years. Among the findings there are beautiful bronze lamps, human- height statues, figures of animals and thousands of ancient coins. All this wealth is preserved perfectly, because it has lain beneath the sand for a long time. In addition to cultural objects and art, archaeologists have discovered the iron and wooden anchors, fragments of vessels and of ship that had lain under water for 16 centuries. According to Israeli scientists, this is the largest discovery in underwater archeology in the last 30 years.

In my view, Israel and Ukraine are similar even in this: both countries have ancient roots and a rich historical tradition. But there is also a very noticeable difference. Last week, during repair work near the Church of the Tithes in Kyiv part of the palace of Prince Vladimir s period was found. If Israel gathers all the finding, number them and then will show to their descendants for centuries, what awaits Ukrainian artifacts is unknown. Maybe on the ground of an ancient palace a house will be built? Or another store?