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Dec232008

Ancient Gold Treasure found in Jerusalem National Park

Israeli archaeologists are having a particularly happy Hanukkah after discovering 264 ancient gold coins in a car park in the City of David, a Jerusalem National Park. One of the customs of the holiday is to give coins to children, and the archaeologists are referring to the 1,400 year-old coins as “Hanukkah money.”

The coins were minted during the early 7th century.

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