For these Spanish construction workers, it was just a typical day at work. However, they were not prepared with the historic surprise that they would discover. While digging around and working at their construction site, the workers unearthed several ancient jars.
The heart-shaped ancient jars were almost crumbling after being buried in a few feet of dirt for many years. After taking a closer look, the construction workers noticed that the ancient jars were heavy. Some of the jars broke which revealed they were filled with hundreds of bronze coins!
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Soon enough, experts came to take a look and were equally awed with the discovery. The ancient jars were known as ‘amphoras,’ which were commonly used during the Roman Empire. Amphoras were used as storage to transport olive oil or wine.
All in all, there were nineteen ancient jars unearthed at the site. The artifacts contain more than 1,300 pounds of Roman coins, although the experts who examined them don’t really believe that they were in circulation.
In addition to this, researchers claimed that the ancient jars and coins dated way back to the third or fourth century A.C.E. Legendary Roman emperors such as Constantine and Maximian were engraved on the coins.
This is not the first time that we have unearthed Roman coins. In the past, we have made similar discoveries but what set this apart from the rest is the sheer amount of the coins discovered.
Even though they are only old coins, the magnitude of this discovery was celebrated by archeologists worldwide. Today, researchers are still examining the coins and the artifacts to know more about the life of the Romans in the past.
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After this, they are planning to display the ancient coins in Seville Archeological Museum for public view. This will surely pique the public’s interest not only in the artifacts themselves, but also with the life of the Roman people in the past.