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Hoard of Islamic-era gold and silver coins found behind an Egyptian temple

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a cache of nearly 1,000-year-old gold and silver coins behind a temple in Esna, a city along the Nile River.

The treasure, which was discovered by a team of researchers from Egyptyou‘s Supreme Council for Archaeology, includes coins minted throughout different parts of the Islamic era, which began in 610 AD (opens in a new tab)when Muhammad received his first revelation, and it lasted until about the 13th century (opens in a new tab).

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