Hundreds of 1,100-year-old solid gold coins found in central Israel

"With a sum [of cash] like this, a person could buy a fancy house in one of the best neighborhoods in Fustat, the rich capital of Egypt at the time."

The site of the church exposed in  Ramat Beit Shemesh
Inscriptions in Byzantine-era church intrigue archaeologists

Who was the ‘glorious martyr’? A magnificently decorated Byzantine-era church uncovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority has shed light on the tradition of Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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