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July 11, 2012 9:21 am

1,000 Year Old Gold Found at Crusader Battleground in Israel

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The crusader fortress of Arsuf (Arsur), Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

Reuters – A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces once fought for control of the Holy Land, Israeli archaeologists said on Wednesday.

The treasure was dug up from the ruins of a castle in Arsuf, a strategic stronghold during the religious conflict waged in the 12th and 13th centuries.

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