Jar of antique coins dating back to the first century AD found in Saudi Arabia

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On April 11 2018 Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that a Saudi scientific team, affiliating to the Antiquities and Museums Sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has recently found at Al-Okhdood in Najran a pottery jar containing more than 1000 antique coins, metal seals and stones with inscriptions in the Ancient South Arabian script (Musnad) dating back to the first century AD.

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This archaeological discovery of antique coins amongst others is being considered to be rare and has great scientific value, as it indicates the cultural, social and political prosperity of the Al-Okhdood site in Najran.

The news has led to many hopes that more historical finding could well be in the offing.

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