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Jerusalem police find 2,000-year-old Roman treasure (+ photos)

In the second century, there may have been objects seized by the police from the revolt of Bar Cospa against the Romans. Photo: Yoli Swartz / Archaeological Commission of Israel.

Last week, during a routine patrol in Jerusalem, Israeli police intercepted a car that went astray on a detour in Jerusalem. During a search of the car’s trunk, agents found a box containing rare bronze artifacts.

The Israeli Archaeological Commission announced on Wednesday that hundreds of items, including coins, ornaments and a bronze jug, had been found in the area since the end of the Roman Empire. They are 2,000 years old.

Archaeologists believe the artifacts were captured during the Jewish revolt of Bar Cospa against Roman rule in the 2nd century AD. C., reports The Times of Israel.

It is believed that after the wars during the Bar Kokba uprising, goods were stolen from a deliberate hideout or a compound where people were hiding., And those in the car took them to Jerusalem to sell to an antique dealer.

Bronze jug recovered by police. Photo: Yoli Swartz / Archaeological Commission of Israel.

“These ancient inventions cover the history of the country, but for thieves and merchants they are simply greedily sold goods at great prices. It is very important to prevent any attempt to participate in the illegal antiques trade, to recover valuable inventions and to return them to the public and the country.Says Eli Escoccido, director of the Archaeological Commission.

Authorities have launched a criminal investigation against the three suspects Discovered with objects.

The items found must be 2,000 years old. Photo: Yoli Swartz / Archaeological Commission of Israel.

Incense seized by police. Photo: Yoli Swartz / Archaeological Commission of Israel.

The coins found may have belonged to wealthy Roman houses or temples, and included a bronze wine jug. Photo: Yoli Swartz / Archaeological Commission of Israel.

(With information RT in Spanish)

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