Why couldn’t this happen to me?
This has to be one of the most AMAZING archaeological finds that I have ever read about.
I would LOVE to find 3000 years-old ancient treasures under my home.
Maybe if I dug deep enough I would find remains from Indian Reservations. Where I live was huge American Indian territory. A lot of the villages and towns are named after Indian tribes.
Anyway, I would LOVE to visit this house in the old city of Jerusalem.
Over eighteen years, Theo and Miriam Siebenberg found remains, including ancient burial vaults, a cistern, pottery, mosaics, coins, ancient rooms going back to the time of King Solomon and the first and second Temples. Many of the items found would be more than two thousand years old.
You can read all about it HERE.
Reading this brought tears to my eyes because it is such an inspirational story.
Theo Siebenberg spent years searching for his Jewish roots after fleeing Belgium at age thirteen, and his perseverance paid off.
This story is a wonderful example of what you can do if you remain true to yourself, follow your heart and intuition without wavering.
In the above graphic you can that the Siebenberg home was built like a town home.
After the Siebenberg’s moved in they began digging underneath their home because Theo did not believe reports that there are no ancients ruins. It was built very near where the second Temple stood, so there had to be something there.
Good thinking on your part Theo Siebenberg!
I would think that the entire area would have ancient treasures underground.
Imagine living in this house and everyday going up and down the stairs you are looking upon ancient ruins.
How absolutely AWESOME!
The Siebenberg’s also ran a museum on the lower floor for people to come and view the ancient treasures below.
I have to say that I love the style of the house, even though I do not usually go for modern architecture.
I think this house is gorgeous!
The modern coldness of the home’s design is softened with color and comfortable furniture.
This story was first reported in 1985. Here is the link to the original news story that appeared in the New York Times newspaper.
Theo and Miriam Siebenberg
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