A thousand-year-old copper fishing hook, one of the oldest known in the world, which was used to hunt sharks or very large fish, was discovered in excavations by the Antiquities Authority prior to the establishment of the Agamim neighborhood in the city of Ashkelon.

The hook, which was initially detected in 2018, has now been fully revealed, and will be presented at the beginning of April at the 48th Archaeological Congress organized by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Society for the Exploration of the Land of Israel and its Antiquities, and the Israel Archaeological Society.