Korazim National Park, where the coin was found, preserves impressive remains of a Jewish village from the Talmudic period, including the remains of a magnificent synagogue.
An exciting moment was recorded on Tuesday at Korazim National Park in the north, near the Sea of Galilee, when the Yitzhaki family from Har Bracha in Samaria found an ancient coin during a visit to the site.
The family was playing a game run by the site when one of the girls found the coin on the ground at a Mikveh (Jewish ritual bath) and turned it over to the site staff.
Dekel Segev, director of Korazim National Park, said that the ancient bronze coin is estimated to date to the Talmudic period between the fourth and fifth centuries, some 1,500 years ago.
“This was the peak period of the Jewish village in Korazim. The girl herself and her family discovered good citizenship and as required, since these are state treasures, handed us the coin they found,” he said.
The coin will be transferred to the Israel Antiquities Authority for further research and preservation.
Korazim National Park preserves impressive remains of a Jewish village from the Mishnah and Talmudic periods, including the remains of a magnificent synagogue and Mikveh.
During the upcoming Sukkot holiday, an open archeological dig is planned for all visitors to the site.
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