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Buried Treasure of 44 Byzantine Gold Coins Found in Israel
Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a treasure of 44 Byzantine gold coins and other valuables hidden in a wall at the Hermon Stream (Banias) Nature Reserve. Weighing about 170 grams, the coins from the hoard were minted by the Byzantine...
Archaeologists Discover Mysterious Ancient Greek Game Made of Bones
An Ancient Greek divination game from around 2,300 years ago, known as 'astragaloi' (meaning 'ankles') and made from bones, has been discovered by archeologists in the Maresha-Bet Guvrin National Park located in the Judean Foothills—also known as the Shephelah—in...
Alexander the Great Depicted in Israeli Mosaics
This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel. The mosaic discovered in...