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Pot of gold found in Turkish sewer

Workers building a sewer system in Sürekli, Turkey, stumbled across a pot of gold coins dating back to Ottoman times.

The pot of gold was found two meters underground as mechanical diggers were excavating. Workers alerted the local gendarmerie, which closed the village to hundreds of curious visitors from the region.

While there was no statement concerning the number of coins found in the pot, Mardin Museum archeologists were called to the scene to examine the area.

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