Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Unexpected Rare Coin Found at Biblical Era city

(You might also want to read about the coin-burying Reverend Halliday. It will make you think twice about stories of this kind. - A.C. Dwyer)

Dr. Rami Arav didn't get into archaeology for the money.

He was very excited, however, when his team of researchers uncovered a rare gold coin during excavation work in the ancient city of Bethsaida, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

Arav is director of excavation and research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Bethsaida Excavations Project, a 24-year effort to uncover the archaeological mysteries of the biblical-era city.

The coin, which weighs 7 grams, is 97.6 percent gold, Arav said.

The find was unexpected because Bethsaida primarily was home to . . .

Full story at: Omaha World Herald

1 comment:

Monterey Company said...

What an amazing discovery! It makes me wonder about coins and medallions as time capsules... you know?