Israeli family discovers ancient treasure under living room

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The couple say they found evidence of the mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, while renovating the home three years ago. But they were unsure of the significance and continued with the construction. They ultimately decided to hide it under a trap door and carpet.This week, they could no longer contain their curiosity and alerted authorities to their secret.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have unearthed a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old-Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboard of a family home in Jerusalem.Archaeologists said Wednesday that the discovery shines new light on ancient Jewish and early Christian communities in the area. But the discovery might be most noteworthy because the couple who owns the home literally kept the treasure hidden under a rug for three years before choosing to come clean. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more