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An 11-year-old girl discovers a 2,000-year-old silver shekel in Jerusalem.

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On Tuesday, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) revealed the discovery of an ancient silver shekel, some 2,000 years old, in Jerusalem.

The coin was discovered by an 11-year-old girl with her family. for an archaeological expedition in a national park near the Old City of Jerusalem.

silver shekel which weighs about 14 grams, may have been produced by a priest of the Jewish Second Temple shortly before the temple was destroyed.

The coin has a cup-shaped inscription with the ancient Hebrew caption “Israeli shekel” by WHO researchers. It is believed that it was produced from the reserves kept in the temple.

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