Israel's Archaeological Treasures

Posted by Gil Travel

Dec 30, 2008 9:54:27 PM

 

As reported in the major Hebrew language newspaper Haaretz, a British tourist working in an archaeological dig in Jerusalem on Sunday unearthed a treasure of 264 gold coins from 1,300 years ago.  Israel leads the world with the highest per capita rate of archaeological excavations and expeditions.

The Lands of the Bible have attracted the attention of visitors interested in archaeology for more than two hundred years.  Israel’s archaeological riches from the Neolithic Revolution and the Bronze and Iron Ages to the Classical and Medieval Periods are showcased in Jerusalem's archaeological sites, the outstanding museums and the major Christian, Jewish, and Islamic holy places.

This treasure trove was found by Nadine Ross, who came to Israel for one month to volunteer at the archaeological site at the City of David. in the excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in the Giv ‘ati car park in the City of David, in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park. The excavations at the site are being carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority and are underwritten by the ‘Ir David Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and development of the Biblical City of David and its environs.

Topics: Culture and Heritage