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Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a trove of rare gold coins and a 900-year-old gold earring at the site of a Crusader massacre.

Officials announced the discovery last week, explaining that the artifacts were found at the ancient city of Caesarea on Israel’s coast. A small, bronze pot, which contained 24 gold coins and the earring, was found hidden between two stones in the side of a well located in the remains of a 900-year-old house.

“The coins in the cache dating to the end of the eleventh century, make it possible to link the treasure to the Crusader conquest of the city in the year 1101, one of the most dramatic events in the medieval history of the city,” explained excavation directors Peter Gendelman and Mohammed Hatar of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in a statement.

To read more on The New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2018/12/10/trove-of-crusader-era-gold-coins-found-at-massacre-site/

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