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2008

In December 2008, a cache of 264 gold coins was discovered inside a wall of a Byzantine building in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation. The coins were found by a British woman who was volunteering in the dig. Dated to 613 CE, the gold coins were most probably meant to be used in anticipation of the Persian conquest of Jerusalem (which destroyed the city one year later). This treasure is unique due to its distinct similarity to the official coins of the Caesar of the time, Heraclius. They were probably minted in Jerusalem, despite their resemblance to the coins minted in Constantinople.

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 Following is the estimated location of the find on the map 

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Doron Ben-Ami

Dr. Doron Ben-Ami of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem specialized in the Iron Age (Israelite period) and previously dug in Hazor in excavations...
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Givati Parking Lot

In 2007, Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets began a comprehensive excavation in the Givati Parking Lot, located west of the entrance to the City of David.
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