Bar-Kochba Treasure Discovered in Judean HillsPerhaps in honor of the soon upcoming Talk Like A Pirate Day, the original headline seems to have read "Bar-Kokhba Treasure Chest Discovered in Judean Hills." Alas, it seems there was no chest.
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
The largest-ever known number of coins from the time of Bar-Kochba, the Jewish leader against Roman invaders, has been discovered in the Judean Hills by cave researchers from Hebrew and Bar-Ilan Universities.
The research team found three batches of bronze, silver and gold coins in a deep cavern in a nature reserve.
Pottery and weapons also were discovered during a research project by Prof. Amos Frumkin of Hebrew University and Prof. Hanan Eshel and Dr. Boaz Zissu of Bar-Ilan University.
Via Joseph I. Lauer and the Agade list.
(Was about to post this last night when my home broadband suddenly went offline.)