HISTORICAL SITES IN ISRAEL
"I've never seen so much gold in my life"! Archaeologist discovers hoard of Byzantine treasure at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The find made in an area called Ophel includes a total of 36 gold coins etched with images of Byzantine emperors and a 10cm medallion etched with a Menorah, Shofar made from a rams horn and a Torah Scroll.
Among the unprecedented find, made by Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University, was also a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug inscribed with what is believed to be the earliest example of written text ever discovered in the region. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2416658/Ive-gold-life-Archaeologist-discovers-hoard-Byzantine-treasure-Temple-Mount-Jerusalem.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490