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Archaeologists find coins from Bar Kochva era in Ein Gedi Reserve
Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 17, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF

Posted on 04/17/2003 1:14:52 PM PDT by yonif

A wallet containing nine coins from the period of Bar Kochva was discovered in a small cave at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve on the eastern periphery of the Judean Desert.

Thrilled archaeologists reported that amongst the find, three coins were minted by Jewish authorities from the period of Bar Kochva,

One of the coins is made of silver and weighs 12 grams. This is only the second coin of its type discovered in Israel so far, reports Israel Radio.

The discovery was made by members of Bar Ilan University's Archaeology Institute in cooperation with researchers from the center for cave researchers from the Hebrew University.

Shimon Bar Kochva was the leader of the last and most successful Jewish rebellion against Roman imperial rule in Judea in the years 132-135 A.D. Bar Kochva led the rebellion to regain independence from the Romans, who had destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

Bar Kochva died in battle when the rebellion was defeated.

Ein Gedi had a large Jewish community during the Second Temple period.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; barkochva; eingedi; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; israel; jews

1 posted on 04/17/2003 1:14:52 PM PDT by yonif
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To: yonif
What was the name on the chariot license?

2 posted on 04/17/2003 1:16:53 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (Idiots create their own irony.)
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To: yonif
One of the coins is made of silver and weighs 12 grams.

A fifty cent piece!

3 posted on 04/17/2003 1:17:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: yonif
And the rolled-up condom probably belonged to a REAL Trojan.
4 posted on 04/17/2003 1:18:38 PM PDT by strela ("... he's a spy and a girl delighter")
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To: yonif; blam
Very interesting! Thanks for posting this.
5 posted on 04/17/2003 1:23:48 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: yonif
Shimon Bar Kochva was the leader of the last and most successful Jewish rebellion against Roman imperial rule... Bar Kochva died in battle when the rebellion was defeated.

Er....

6 posted on 04/17/2003 2:24:21 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Constitution Day; yonif
Thanks for the post/ping.

Can someone tell me what is the story of the Jews burning bread at passover?

7 posted on 04/17/2003 2:47:14 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Read all about it here:
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Judaism/holidaya.html
8 posted on 04/17/2003 3:43:04 PM PDT by yonif
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To: blam; Carry_Okie
I haven't been to a seder in so long. I think Ken (now 11) was an infant the last time. Too bad because he is missing a part of his heritage.
9 posted on 04/17/2003 3:51:57 PM PDT by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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