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Rare crusader era gold cache discovered in port of Caesarea
The Israeli Antiquities Authority has announced a cache of 24 rare gold coins and a 900-year-old gold earring have been discovered at the port of Caesarea.
According to the directors of the excavation, Dr. Peter Gendelman and Mohammed Hatar of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the coins in the cache date back to the end of the eleventh century, which “make it possible to link the treasure to the Crusader conquest of the city in the year 1101, one of the most dramatic events in the medieval history of the city.
Other archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority called the cache a “silent testimony to one of the most dramatic events in the history of Caesarea — the violent conquest of the city by the Crusaders.