Youths discover gold in Israel – 1000 year old

Youths discover gold in Israel that are 1000 year old buried in a clay vessel. The coins were found on August 18 after that confirmed by Israel Antiquities Authority.

Watch now: A Hoard of 425 Coins of Pure Gold from 1,100 Years Ago


Excavation director Liat Nadav-Ziv stated :

“The person who buried this treasure 1,100 years ago must have expected to retrieve it and even secured the vessel with a nail so that it would not move. We can only guess what prevented him from returning to collect this treasure”

The area in which it is buried was supposed to be housed workshops at the time. The owner of this treasure is still a mystery.

Oz Cohen the founder exclaimed that it was amazing. Further he added while is was digging first it seemed as thin leaves. He again looked it closely and found that these were the gold.

The Youths who discover gold in Israel found total  425 gold coins assuming to be from Abbasid Caliphate period.

Robert Kool statement:

If we go back in 9th century i.e. Abbasid Caliphate period, the amount of money during that time were pure 24 cart gold which was significant.

“For example, with such a sum, a person could buy a luxurious house in one of the best neighbourhoods in Fustat, the enormous wealthy capital of Egypt in those days”, added  Robert Kool.

The discovery which is made is the largest among the Israel. The another discovery made by amateur divers as found to be 2000 gold coins. These gold coins were found in a coastal region of coast of the ancient port city of Caesarea. The teasure were found to be Fatimid period in the 10th and 11th centuries.


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