Rare Roman weapons uncovered


September 15, 2023

Kobi Natan/TPS

1,900-year-old Roman swords found in a cave near Ein Gedi in the Judean Desert.

(JNS) - A cache of weapons believed to have been hidden by Jews during their revolt against the Romans nearly two millennia ago has been uncovered in the Judean Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday.

The cache, comprising four well-preserved 1,900-year-old Roman swords and a shafted weapon, were found in a crevice in a cave in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve near the Dead Sea about two months ago. They were apparently hidden by Judean rebels after being seized from the Roman army, according to researchers.

"We're talking about an extremely rare find, the likes of which ha...

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