Haaretz/Nir Hasson

Ancient Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem Sheds Light on Jewish Past

The recent discovery of a 1,400-year-old golden treasure trove which sheds new light on a relatively unknown period in the history of Jewish Jerusalem was announced Monday morning at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

800-Year-Old Christian Artifacts Unearthed in Bethlehem Go on Display

In 1906, during renovations at the Franciscan friary in Bethlehem, the workers found a treasure. Buried in the ground was the oldest known organ in the world − built in the 12th century − as well as 13 ancient bells. Twelve of the bells had been cast in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages. The 13th, however, was a big surprise: a bell in the Chinese style.