Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Digging Up Ancient Roman Coins in Unexpected Places

Most of us have seen or heard stories about ancient coins or artifacts showing up in places where experts say they just don't belong. Sometimes those discoveries lead experts to change their thinking about how and when ancient societies first interacted with each other.

Recently I received an email from a blogger in England who goes by the moniker Dr. Beachcombing.  He writes a blog called Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog. It's a blog filled with a lot of unusual and facinating stories, but the one that Beachcombing wrote to me about was a story about a Reverend Halliday who "had a fancy for burying genuine Roman coins in places where it is thought no Romans ever penetrated."

Read about the Mad Coin-burying Halliday and find out why the Reverend did it. It will make you think twice the next time you read or hear about some great discovery of ancient coins being found in unexpected places.


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