JERUSALEM (NBC/EBU) - An Israeli archeologist says she has uncovered a rare trove of ancient coins and medallions near Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
Archeologist Eliat Mazar said the treasure was discovered in a ruined Byzantine public structure, near the southern wall of the hilltop compound revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, where the two biblical Jewish temples once stood.
Among the findings are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it.
Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols, such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll.
Mazar said the objects can be dated to the seventh century.