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Two tonnes of ancient coins found in China

Over two tonnes of ancient coins dating back to as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) have been unearthed on a primary school playground in China.

Zhao Aiguo, director of the cultural relics protection and tourism bureau in Liquan County, Shaanxi, told Xinhua Wednesday that the coins were found when workers were excavating the grounds Tuesday for construction of another building.

They reported their discovery to the bureau and soon more than 70 archaeologists, officials and police were sent to the site.

It took more than five hours to dig the ancient coins out of a vault made of grey bricks.

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