A Secret Cache Of Crusader-Era Coins Has Been Found Beneath An Ancient Port City In Israel

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Over the past few decades, the ancient Israeli city of Caesarea has thrown up a a number of archaeological treasures. And through the results of careful excavation, experts have been able to slowly paint a picture of what life was like in the area throughout the ages. In 2018, however, a trove of rare, centuries-old coins were unearthed in one of Caesarea’s neighborhoods, and this fascinating new find appears to tell us yet more about the region’s colorful history.

Image: Getty Images/Jack Guez

Located today within the borders of modern-day Israel, Caesarea has had a long and eventful existence. And to begin with, the city was initially established by the infamous Herod the Great, who ruled Judea from 37 B.C. to 4 B.C. Herod’s reign was supported by the Roman senate at the time, and this effectively made the monarch no more than a puppet leader for Rome.

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