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Byzantine Treasure Found in Ancient Trash Pit

Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, study, Israel, Byzantine, treasure, ancient )

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Hundreds of coins, intact lamps and even ancient gold jewelry have been found in Israel, curiously discarded hundreds of years ago in a Byzantine garbage dump.

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 1:35 am
fascinating, thank you

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 2:55 am
Interesting find! Thx Giana

Barbara T (431)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 11:58 am
Maybe some of the coins and jewelry fell into the pit by accident - such things can happen when taking out the trash!
Or, maybe somebody threw jewelry into the garbage "for revenge", to "get back" at someone no longer a "friend"...
Or, maybe somebody thought the garbage was the perfect place to hide things of value - who'd look there? - and they just never managed to come back for them...
The intact lamps sound like they might be the contents of a lamp shop, there must be a story behind that... the owner went out of business maybe and didn't want anybody else to have the lamps...

Fascinating, anyway. One could write whole novels based on this!

Bob hardly here P (394)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 6:54 pm

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Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:06 am

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 1:23 pm
Fascinating, thanks.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:48 pm
That's very fascinating. Thanks Giana.

Roger G (154)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:34 pm
noted, thanks

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:59 pm
Intriguing, one never knows what one will dig up, historical items are always fascinating to find.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
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