Gopher helped archaeologists discover a treasure
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Gopher helped archaeologists discover a treasure

Суслик помог археологам обнаружить клад

Selitrennoe Gorodische – a monument of archeology. This place was the capital of the Golden Horde – Sarai-Batu.

A hoard of silver coins was discovered by archaeologists in Russia during the excavations in the Astrakhan region. In this they were helped by a squirrel, according to the website of Mari state University.

"On the territory of the settlement at Selitrennoe Astrakhan region, archaeologists discovered a hoard of silver coins of late XIV century. Help archaeologists had a squirrel that was pushed out to meet on its underground way. They were stored in a canvas bag", – stated in the message.

Just archaeologists found during excavations 157 silver coins.

Selitrennoe Gorodische – a monument of archeology. At this place in the middle ages was the capital of the Golden Horde – Sarai al-Mahrous, also known as the Saray-Batu. Excavations began there in 1965 and still going.

Earlier it was reported that archaeologists found in Kiev, a treasure of the Russian Empire – two pounds of silver coins with denomination of 1 ruble, 50/20/10 cents.

And in Israel, was discovered a treasure of gold coins of the Crusades. Discovery found in the excavations of the ancient city of Caesarea. Gold was found in a bronze jug, which is about 900 years old. The treasure consisted of 24 gold coins, each of which is equivalent to the annual income of a peasant in those days. Also was found a gold earring.

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