Israeli archaeologists unveiled never-before seen historical artifacts from a recent discovery of a Judean Hills cave used by Jewish refugees during the Bar Kokhba rebellion in 132-35 CE, reported The Jerusalem Post recently.
The 20-meter deep cave and its bounty are continuing to be explored by Prof. Hanan Eshel and Dr. Boaz Zissu of BIU's Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, together with colleagues at the
The massive discovery marks the first time Israeli researchers have ever found a large hoard of ancient coins from this era. The gold, silver and bronze coins, 120 in all, were discovered in an undisclosed location within the 'Green Line' of
The almost inaccessible cave also yielded a trove of iron weapons, storage jars, oil lamps, a juglet, a silver earring and a glass bottle. The artifacts are believed to be solid evidence proving the theory that Jews found refuge in the Judean Hills during this time period.