Monday, August 4, 2008

Gold Coins from Second Temple Period Found

Archaeological discoveries are somewhat routine in the Middle East. Most of them pass by unheralded by the international media because there's no sensational spin to put on it. However, there are archaeologists working hard to improve our knowledge of the ancient Near East little by little without fanfare. Oded Lipschits has found a jar full of gold coins from the Second Temple Period at Ramat Rachel. Unfortunately, the pot must not have any writing on it. That's too bad. The owner should've put his name on it. We could have had another inscription and ancient person to argue about.

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