Gold coins belonging to Abbasid Caliphate found in the village of Yebna in the occupied Palestine

The archaeological authorities of the Israeli occupation announced that they found about 424 coins made of pure 24 karat gold and weighing 845 grams in a clay jar buried and installed.

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A team of Teenage volunteers extracted this trove, which contains multiple denominations of coins. all dating back about 1,100 years, which is the period of the Abbasid Caliphate that once controlled the regions of the Near East and North Africa, and which took Baghdad as the seat of government. The archaeological authorities have confirmed the existence of some Byzantine coins also, which were minted in Constantinople, during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos (829 – 842 CE). The archaeologist Liat Nadav said: “The coins were found, made of pure gold that does not oxidize in the air, in perfect condition, as if they were buried the day before. This presence of Byzantine coins, along with the discovered Abbasid coins, indicates the existence of commercial exchange between the residents of the region and the neighboring regions.

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Yebna located about 15 kilometers southwest of the occupied Palestinian city of Ramla. It was taken by Israeli forces on 4 June 1948, and was depopulated during the military assault and expulsion. Also, it was ruled by the Roman Empire, those who burned it down and destroyed it, then rebuild it again by the statesman Aulus Gabinius.

 The Islamic conquest reached it by the Muslim leader Amr bin Al-Aas. And the Arab historians have mentioned this town. the historian Ahmed Al-Yaqoubi described it as “one of the cities of Palestine that lies on a hill.” Also, It was mentioned by the historian Yaqut al-Hamwi in the seventh century, and he said, “It is a town near Ramla, where there is a tomb of a companion of the Prophet believed to be the tomb of Abu Hurairah.

خالد حياتله، عالم آثار فلسطيني - سوري، كان قبل النزاع في سوريا مرتبطاً بالمديرية العامة للآثار والمتاحف في دمشق. الان مع معهد الآثار الرقمية في أكسفورد، يستكشف ويقود إمكانات التقنيات الجديدة لإصلاح وإعادة بناء المعالم والمواقع الأثرية المدمرة في سورية. حصل على شهادته في علم الآثار من جامعة BYU في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ومن جامعة دمشق.

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