Lets cite some more great discoveries made in the world of archeology that were recently published.
During an exploratory dig relating to new building, a treasure trove of Roman coins and jewelry was discovered.
Around 140 silver and gold coins have been discovered - some in pristine condition.
The discovery of coins is always important because it not only confirms rulers but defines power and economic bases and their influences.
This discovery was made under a layer of floor which could imply something as simple as the owner hid their wealth - or alternately the thief hid their horde.
The archeological team linked it by theory to the Jewish revolt of the time in their publications.
But wether it was politics or bad luck, the individual who collected this apparently didn't get to enjoy it but fate has gifted us to a beautiful look into their world.
The item that stuck me most was the simple gold ring with a red ruby - and carved into the ruby is some symblum or design. It really is beautiful...
And this is our link to the second discovery I'll mention - and that is from a time even older than the Romans - the Cannanite Period.
Near Megiddo, a collection of 3,000-year-old jewelry including earrings, beads, and another ring was hidden in a ceramic jug that was unearthed.
Because someone obviously put them in this jug implies again that the items were being hidden.
But this find is being described as one of the most important discoveries at a Biblical site.
Authorities are particularly excited about one piece of jewelry which they say is unmatched - a gold earring decorated with molded ibexes or wild goats.
The heads of the dig are suggesting that the find offers us a rare glimpse into ancient Canaanite high society - believing that their discovery suggests that the owner was well to do.
And this may explain another important fact... the raw materials used in these precious items are not from the area.
Megiddo was a center of commerce and trade, and with the techniques and traditions employed in creating the goods - we find that these items came from outside this area at that time.
Pretty exciting stuff - and it barely scratches the surface of what's buried under millennia of history here in the holy land.
Brian Bush Middle East Correspondent LeSea Broadcasting