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Byzantine-Era Gold Coins Discovered in Egypt

Thursday, March 27, 2014


LUXOR, EGYPT—German archaeologists excavating a tomb at the necropolis in the Deir Beikhit area of Draa Abul Naga unearthed a collection of 29 gold coins dating to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that the Byzantine coins had been wrapped in linen and placed in a decorative column in the tomb.