Monday, June 05, 2006

Ancient dinar discovered (Egypt State Information Service)
"Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said Friday June 2nd that a research mission has discovered the remnants of a two-room house dating back to the era of Salaheddin El-Ayoubi and a single golden dinar of the same age in Al-Shaboul district of Daqahliya governorate. . . . Old as it is, the coin gains its importance being of the Ayoubi age when minting gold money was a rarity."
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