Gold Byzantine coins found in Egypt

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Admin

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29 gold coins dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. have been found at a necropolis in Luxor.

During a routine excavation carried out inside a tomb at an ancient Egyptian necropolis in the Deir Beikhit area of Draa Abul Naga, German excavators unearthed the collection of golden coins.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the coins were found wrapped in linen inside a hole found on one of the tomb’s decorative columns.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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