September 10, 2013

Ancient treasure trove uncovered near Temple Mount

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A cache of gold coins, jewelry and what is believed to be a Torah scroll decoration were discovered at the foot of the Temple Mount. Photo courtesy the Hebrew University

A cache of gold coins, jewelry and what is believed to be a Torah scroll decoration were discovered at the foot of the Temple Mount. Photo courtesy the Hebrew University

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(RNS) The cache contains 36 shiny gold coins, some silver and gold jewelry and a 10 centimeter gold medallion with an etching of a traditional seven-branch menorah.