Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hoarding for 2000 Years?

Well, not really.  But whoever buried the trove of Jewish coins in the 4th year of the Great Revolt against Rome never did return and claim them.  The Israel Antiquities Authority announced this past Tuesday that a collection of coins dating back almost 2100 years ago was discovered in the course of widening a highway in Israel.  From the Fox News story:
"The hoard, which appears to have been buried several months prior to the fall of Jerusalem, provides us with a glimpse into the lives of Jews living on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the end of the rebellion," said IAA excavation directors Pablo Betzer and Eyal Marco in a press release. Constructed by the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem King Herod, the Second Temple was a holy place of worship for the Jewish people, where the Dome of the Rock stands today.
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