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wakingdream
post Dec 26 2008, 10:08 PM
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An amateur British archaeologist has discovered almost 300 gold coins dating from the 7th Century at a dig just outside Jerusalem's Old City.

British tourist unearths treasure

Can you imagine making a great discovery while away on a journey?? This British woman sure did!

Birmingham woman Nadine Ross, 34, found the solid 24-carat coins under a large rock in a car park.

The coins date back to the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, before the Persians conquered Jerusalem in 614.

Ms Ross is being feted for finding one of the largest and most impressive coin hoards ever discovered in Jerusalem.

She had been volunteering at the site for the past month and found the coins in the last week of her stay in Israel.


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post Dec 27 2008, 06:58 PM
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Oh, wow! How lucky!


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post Dec 28 2008, 11:33 AM
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No doubt. Can you imagine?


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post Dec 29 2008, 01:21 PM
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That would just be unreal! I took an archealogy class early in college. Totally aced it--thought it was fascinating. 'Course my crush on Indiana Jones helped. biggrin.gif That would just be the coolest thing ever to find something like that. Scientists search their whole lives and never find anything as cool!


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post Dec 29 2008, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE(kitkatgo @ Dec 29 2008, 01:21 PM) *

That would just be unreal! I took an archealogy class early in college. Totally aced it--thought it was fascinating. 'Course my crush on Indiana Jones helped. biggrin.gif That would just be the coolest thing ever to find something like that. Scientists search their whole lives and never find anything as cool!


That's what I was thinking! There's probably a whack of professionals out there going "Daaa-amn!" smile.gif


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Wow, I bet you a lot of times people randomly find things like that but they just give it away because they don't know the value.

This of course, is pretty easy to see... 300 really old coins...not something I would likely give away without talking to someone who really knows.


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post Nov 24 2009, 11:09 AM
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the place is full of treasures
I priced an Egyptian glass vase in Jerusalem last time I was there- only 4000 $us lol
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