Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Help for the UC Budget? The Pension Fund?

From President Yudof's Facebook page today comes the information below. Question: Can we use the coin for the UC budget? Maybe put it in the pension fund?

Rare Coin Discovered in Israel

by Mark Yudof on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:45am

Congratulations to my good friend Andrea Berlin, a distinguished archeologist, who was part of an American team that discovered the heaviest gold coin ever found in Israel. The find, at Tel Kedesh archeological dig site, near Israel's border with Lebanon, dates to 190 BCE, exactly when a final peace treaty was established between the Ptolemies of Egypt and the Seleucids of Syria. Andrea tells me this suggests that the Ptolemies and Seleucids made peace at Tel Kedesh, making Kedesh kind of "an ancient Appomattox."

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