Israeli School Students Make Stunning Archaeological Finds

Kids sent on field trips to help archaeologists prepare new hiking trail stumble upon incredible historical treasures

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Israel is filled with treasures, both spiritual and physical.

Students from local schools recently participated in field trips that saw them helping to excavate areas in northern Israel as part of a new interactive hiking trail providing a picture of Jewish life in the area 2,000 years ago.

The Times of Israel reported that one young student unearthed a 1,400-year-old intact oil lamp featuring a seven-branched menorah.

Another student, Ilai Yonah from Ha-Moshava High School in Zikhron Yaʽakov, stumbled upon an extremely rare gold coin from the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Yonah and his buddies at first thought that perhaps the archaeologists were having a bit of fun with them, purposefully placing artifacts in their path.

But officials at the site noted they would never so carelessly play with such rare artifacts, and that the discovery of the gold coin was indeed genuine.

PHOTO: Israel is keen to get the younger generations involved in digging up this land's incredible history. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Flash 90)

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