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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

natasha s (714)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 2:55 am
Interesting find! Thx Giana

Barbara Tomlinson (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 P (396)
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 P (142)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
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