British Tourist Hits Jackpot in Israel

August 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Israeli archaeologists said they have unearthed more than 250 gold coins from the seventh century on the edge of Jerusalem’s walled Old City. A British tourist volunteering at the dig discovered the trove.

Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the Byzantine-period hoard was found in the ruins of a building where a striking 2,000-year-old gold earring from the Roman era was dug up last month. The site is located in a parking lot alongside the ancient city’s southern wall.