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February 2013

700-Year-Old Coin Pit Discovered in Hunan Province

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On February 20, 2013 workers digging at a construction site in Chenzhou City (郴州市) located in Anren Prefecture (安仁县) in the southeastern part of Hunan Province (湖南省) unearthed a money pit dating back some 700 years according to Chinese newspaper reports. The money pit contained approximately 7.5 kg of coins from the late Song (960-1279) [...]

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Chinese Coins and Bank Logos

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Coins are one of the most easily recognized symbols of prosperity and good fortune and China, being one of the first countries in the world to use coins, has a monetary history going back more than 2,500 years. For this reason, ancient Chinese coin symbols have historically been popular for such non-currency purposes as fortune-telling, [...]

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Body Armor Made of Old Chinese Coins

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The Tlingit (特里吉特人) are one of the Native American people that live along the southern coastal region of Alaska and western Canada. They have long enjoyed a reputation for being skilled traders and competent warriors.  They have strikingly beautiful homes, carve large and imposing totem poles, and wear highly decorated ceremonial clothing made of bird [...]

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