Archaeologist discovers hoard of Byzantine treasure at Temple Mount in Jerusalem 考古學家於耶路撒冷聖殿山 發現深藏的拜占庭寶物

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A rare and ancient trove of coins and jewelery has been found buried near Temple Mount in Jerusalem dating back to the 7th Century.

一批稀有的錢幣及珠寶在耶路撒冷聖殿山出土,年代可追溯至7世紀。

The haul includes a total of 36 gold coins etched with images of Byzantine emperors and a 10cm medallion etched with a Menorah, Shofar made from a ram’s horn, and a Torah scroll.

總計發現36枚帶有拜占庭帝王頭像的金幣,還有直徑10公分的圓形牌,上面刻蝕燈台與號角圖案、1把羊角號及舊約全書前5卷。

Among the unprecedented find, made by Dr Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, was also a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug inscribed with what is believed to be the earliest example of written text ever discovered in the region.

由耶路撒冷希伯來大學教授馬薩爾主持的重大發現,是一個距今3000年的陶罐,上面刻有據信是該區域最早使用的文字。

She found an inner gatehouse for access into the royal quarter of the city, a royal structure adjacent to the gatehouse, and a corner tower that overlooks a substantial section of the adjacent Kidron valley.

她發現一個可通往城市中的皇家區域的內部門樓,旁邊緊鄰一座王室建築,還有坐落一隅的塔、可大面積俯看鄰近的基德龍谷。

The inscription is written in an ancient language called Canaanite - originally spoken by a group of Biblical people before they were conquered by the Israelites in 1000BC. The language was later revived among certain groups living in the region.

墓誌銘使用古迦南文字書寫,原由聖經時期的人們使用,直到他們在西元前1000年遭以色列人征服,之後該文字因同區其他部族使用而「再生」。

新聞辭典

hoard:名詞,(財物的)囤積、貯藏。例句:He found a hoard of gold.(他發現大量貯藏的黃金)

adjacent:形容詞,比鄰的。The planes landed on adjacent runways.(這些飛機在比鄰的跑道降落)

revive:動詞,復活。例句:The old film was revived on the screen.(那部老電影再度上映。)

 

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