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Construction Workers Dug A Trench In Spain And Discovered A Trove Of Priceless Roman Treasure

Leslie Tander

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Construction workers in Tomares, a town in Seville province in Spain, took to working like they would on any other day. Their task was to dig a ditch so they could install electricity to a park. However, when they begun to dig, they hit upon something that clearly was not soil. They immediately stopped working, as they did not want to break anything that such as cables or metal that they were not expecting. However, when they stopped digging and went to investigate, both they and the world would be shocked at what they found.

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When they took a look down in the trench they were working on, they found 19 amphora. Amphoras are a type of Roman jug. The jugs itself were both huge and heavy and would have been an amazing archeological and historical find on their own. Unfortunately, due to the drilling, 10 of the 19 were broken. But thanks to the broken jugs, they were able to look down and see coins. They did not realize it at the time, but all total, the jugs contained more than 1300 pounds of bronze Roman coins. These coins dated back to the 3rd century, evident by the inscriptions of emperors Maximian and Constantine, meaning they had been stuck under the ground for thousands of years. And judging by the condition and the lack of wear on the coins, it is believed that they were new coins, not circulated coins.
It took quite a lot of digging and manpower, but all of the amphoras and coins that were visible were unearthed. After historians had a look at everything, they have stated it is all authentic and they do believe it has been buried all of this time. They also believe that there is at least one complete set of coins that was contained in the jugs.

After news broke of the story, both the townspeople and historians began to wonder how so many Roman coins had found their way to Spain. Obviously, it is unknown the exact reason, but your average person would have never had this many coins in their possession. And it took more than a couple of strong construction workers to lift each jug, and there were over 19, so this was not one person’s individual treasure stash. As such, it is theorized that these coins were to be given by the Spanish government to the Romans for some sort of payment, possibly taxes or to pay army or civil servants. However, how they came to be buried is unknown. There could have been a sudden flood or mudslide that buried the treasure.

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At this time, the value of the collection has not been made public, but it is estimated to be worth several million Euros. All construction in the area has been halted and archeological teams have been brought in to further excavate the area in hopes of finding more treasure or clues as to why this was buried where it was.

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Relive the Golden Age of Air Travel With These Jaw-Dropping Photos!

Mackenzie Freeman

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We may be living in the golden age of technology, but we are certainly not living in the golden age of air travel. If you looked at the cabin of a domestic airplane in the ’50s and ’60s and compared it to today’s models, there would be precious little overlap. In order to bring back some of that luxurious travel of yesteryear, we invite you to fly with us through 35 jaw-dropping photos from the Golden Age of Air Travel.

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Blind Golden Retriever Makes Fast Friends With His ‘Seeing Eye’ Companion.

Sherry Rucherman

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If you are a living and breathing human being like us, you hate to see innocent animals suffer. In 2016, Charlie, a golden retriever, would end up losing both of his eyes due to a medical emergency. As an older dog, Charlie didn’t have to grow up without his vision.  Naturally, his owners were concerned about how their dog would adapt to life without being able to see. They knew that they had to do something to help their furry family member, so they decided to adopt a ‘seeing eye’ dog. If you can sense how cute this story is about to be, get ready to grab your tissues. We wouldn’t blame you if you cried from cute joy.

Adam Stipe adopted Charlie when the golden retriever was just a puppy. After nine years together, Charlie ended up losing his left eye due to complications resulting from glaucoma. Within a year, Charlie would lose his right eye, as well. By this time, Adam and his wife Chelsea had emptied their retirement bank account in order to pay for the treatment that had kept Charlie alive. Adam and Chelsea had also recently become pregnant. Talk about sudden life changes! In order to prepare for the baby, as well as better the life of Charlie, they decided to make a change.

When New Year’s Day arrived in 2019, Chelsea and Adam would welcome Maverick into their home. Maverick was an excitable golden retriever puppy who was ready to make new friends. Adam and Chelsea had adopted Maverick for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, they wanted to bring a puppy home to help Charlie get around the house. Second, Adam and Chelsea also wanted a puppy to grow alongside their newborn baby. While adding a baby and puppy to your house at the same time can be tough, the loving family managed to work it out!

After a bit of tension, Charlie and Maverick would soon become fast friends. In fact, you couldn’t walk around the house with the two golden retrievers running around together. According to Adam and Chelsea, Maverick quickly became a natural ‘guide companion’ for Charlie. Maverick learned to play with and guide Charlie around all without being told. According to Chelsea, “Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so Maverick would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime.”

Due to Maverick’s kindness as well as Charlie’s own loving nature, both dogs have become the best of friends. According to Adam, Charlie has even begun to play like a puppy again. When Charlie was an ‘only dog’, he wouldn’t want to play nearly as much. Despite all the difficulties that life had thrown at Charlie, it is clear that he is being protected, loved, and cared for by the best furry friend anyone could ask for.

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Can You Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like?

Lea Lomas

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When we talk about historical figures, how real do they feel to you? Unless you lived during the time that those historical figures were active, you might treat them like concepts more than living and breathing figures. Today, we are going to give you a chance to see some of the most important people from history as they would actually look! Using 3D printing, CT scans, and CGI, teams of researchers were able to bring these forty legends to life!

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