Coins, jewels found in dig (Photo: Antiquities Authority)
Hoard of jewels, silver and gold coins from Roman period uncovered at rescue dig carried out by Antiquities Authority in south
Worth its weight in gold: An impressive hoard of jewels, silver and gold coins from the Roman period was recently discovered at a rescue dig carried out by the Antiquities Authority in the Kiryat Gat area.
The dig exposed the remnants of a structure from Roman and Byzantine times. When excavating near the structure's courtyard the archeologists noticed a pit that was dug out and refilled.
To the archeologist's surprise, the pit revealed an incredible treasure wrapped in cloth – scraps of which still remained among the findings.
The hoard which was excavated through the funding of Y.S. Gat Ltd., the company that manages the Industrial Park in Kiryat Gat, was taken away from the site and was transferred to the care of Antiquity Authority labs in Jerusalem, later it will be put on display in one of Israel's museums.