The treasure of Roman coins (MiBAC)
Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in the cellar of an Italian theatre.
The coins were found in a stone barrel during the excavations on the site of a former theatre in Como in northern Italy, depending on the country where the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC).
The treasure, dating from the late imperial era, which goes back to the 5th century.
“We still do not know in detail the historical and cultural significance of [the] finding,” said the Italian Minister of Culture, Alberto Bonisoli, in a Facebook post notes that the area is rich in archaeological treasures. The discovery, he added, “it fills me with pride.”
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The coins date from the late Roman Empire (MiBAC)
The coins were found at the site of the 19th-century Teatro Cressoni, which closed in 1997, Euronews reported.
The wealth of coins is the last fascinating Roman era found in Italy. Not so long ago, images of a male skeleton, apparently crushed by a rock in the ancient eruption of Vesuvius, went viral after their discovery.
The excavations at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near modern Naples, unearthed the remains of the man who is thought to have been broken during an attempt to flee the eruption in 79 A. D.
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The coins were found in a Roman-era stone container (MiBAC)
Archaeologists recently unearthed the final resting place of an old horse among the ruins of Pompeii.
Last year, the construction of Rome’s new metro unearthed the charred ruins of an early-3rd-century building, the 1800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog, which apparently died in the same blaze that collapsed the structure.
In the united kingdom, a mysterious Roman bronze hand, was recently discovered by archaeologists in the vicinity of Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England.
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The gold coins were found in the basement of a former theater in Como (MiBAC)
Earlier this year, archaeologists also dug up the old boxing gloves on the site of Vindolanda, an old Roman fort just south of Hadrian’s Wall.
A beautiful Roman-era mosaic was recently discovered by archaeologists in Israel. Experts discovered the beautiful more than 1700 year old relic in the city of Lod, in central Israel.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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