Friday, June 22, 2012

2,000 Year Old Gold and Silver Coins Found in Israel

A treasure trove of silver and gold coins and gold jewelleries, probably hidden by its owner 2,000 years ago, was recently uncovered at an excavation site near the Israeli town Kiryat Gat, south of Tel-Aviv.

The hoard, wrapped in a cloth, was discovered during the course of excavation of a building dating to the Roman and Byzantine period, archaeologists at Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) undertaking the excavation announced in a statement last week.

It consists of about 140 gold and silver coins and a few exquisite gold . . .

Read more at International Business Times

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