In Jerusalem's old city, a sacred treasure trove goes on display
Jerusalem's Franciscan friars have been custodians of the Holy Land's religious artifacts for some 800 years. Now they are going to allow the items to go on public display.
In 1906, during renovations at the Franciscan friary in Bethlehem, the workers found a treasure. Buried in the ground was the oldest known organ in the world − built in the 12th century − as well as 13 ancient bells. Twelve of the bells had been cast in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages. The 13th, however, was a big surprise: a bell in the Chinese style.
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