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Ancient Gold Medallion Found at Foot of Temple Mount in Jerusalem (1 of 2)

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Caption: In summer excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar made a stunning discovery: two bundles of treasure containing 36 gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a 10-cm gold medallion with a Temple candelabrum, ram's horn and Torah scroll etched into it. Mazar estimates the items were abandoned in the context of the Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614 CE.

Credit: Video courtesy Dr. Eilat Mazar and Herbert W. Armstrong College

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