Ancient gold stash found in jug in Jerusalem

A thousand-year-old piggy bank has been discovered in Jerusalem.  A small jug discovered in the Israeli capital’s Jewish Quarter last month turns out to contain four gold coins — the equivalent of four month’s salary for a common laborer at the time the coins were tucked away more than 1,000 years ago.  Archaeologists discovered the […]

2,000-year-old seal depicting Greek god Apollo found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered a rare 2,000-year-old gem seal bearing the likeness of the god Apollo, but the gem’s owner likely wasn’t Greek or Roman, experts say. Instead, this dark-brown jasper stone was likely owned by a Jewish person who lived during the first century A.D., and who was monotheistic but admired the qualities […]