Israeli students find ancient coins on Hanukkah
- Published: Dec 18, 2015, 2 AM
1. Students discover historic coins
JSN.org is reporting that, in the midst of Hanukkah last week, a group of Israeli students from Handasaim Herzliya High School found three Hasmonean dynasty coins while on an an archaeological dig at the ruins in Adulam Park.
"The students’ excitement was contagious,” archaeologist Dr. Eitan Klein of the Israel Antiquities Authority said. “It’s very nice to see their enthusiasm as they connect with the past and with the fascinating world of archaeology for the first time.”
The coins were minted around 100 B.C., and were used for roughly 200 years after Alexander Jannaeus’s rule, which adds quite a bit of significance.
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