17.6 C
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
InternationalAncient treasure hiding place found in Israel

Ancient treasure hiding place found in Israel

DISCLAIMER: Information and opinions reproduced in the articles are the ones of those stating them and it is their own responsibility. Publication in The European Times does not automatically means endorsement of the view, but the right to express it.

DISCLAIMER TRANSLATIONS: All articles in this site are published in English. The translated versions are done through an automated process known as neural translations. If in doubt, always refer to the original article. Thank you for understanding.

Petar Gramatikov
Petar Gramatikovhttps://europeantimes.news
Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

More from the author

Israeli archaeologists were lucky to find in 2021 a treasure with rare silver coins, which are more than 2 thousand years old.

An ancient cache has been set up in a crevice in a rock on an agricultural estate in the city of Modi’in-Maccabim-Reut, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Rare coins were minted in ancient Tire in the territory of modern Lebanon. They depict King Antiochus VII (164 – 129 BC), also known as Antiochus the Pious, who ruled the Hellenistic empire of the Seleucids.

“The cache is strong evidence that the owners of the estate saved up income for months and eventually left the house for some unknown reason. They raised money in the hope of returning and collecting it, but unfortunately never returned. It’s nice to think that the treasure of coins has been waiting here for more than 2 thousand years, until we strip it out, ”commented Abraham Tendler from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The archaeological team also found many bronze coins minted by the Hasmonean rulers (140-37 BC), with their names John, Judas, Jonathan and Matthias mentioned, as well as their titles of high priest and head of the Jewish community.

Later coins can be read the slogan “Freedom of Zion”. He says that the inhabitants of the estate could have been supporters and, possibly, participants in the first Jewish uprising against the Romans in 66 AD.

“Shortly before the uprising, residents of the manor covered the perimeter of the building with large stones to create a fortified barrier,” Tendler said. “In addition, we discovered hidden caves carved into the rock under the floor. These complexes were linked by a series of tunnels, water tanks, storage pits and secret rooms. “

In the vicinity, archaeologists have discovered an impressive mikveh – a water reservoir in which ablution is performed in order to purify from ritual impurity. Nearby in the shelter were found numerous artifacts related to the uprising of Shimon Bar-Kokhba – the leader of the Jews in the uprising against the Romans under the Emperor Hadrian in 131-135.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must read

Latest articles

- Advertisement -