Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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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