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BURIED TREASURE


In 1992 volunteers from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, excavating in Caesarea dug up 99 gold coins that had been stashed in a makeshift safe beneath the floor of what was once a private dwelling. Caesarea is considered one of Israel’s richest archaeological sites in that diggers are still unearthing treasures after 21 years of digging. (Christian Reader, Vol. 32, no. 3)


I’m sure the guy who stashed his gold coins under the floor of his home in biblical times did not anticipate that someone else would find his cache of coins in 1992.


Just a couple of years ago I read of a find by an amateur treasure hunter in England who found, according to a team of archeologists, the most significant discovery of buried Anglo-Saxon treasure in English history. Using a metal detector he found buried in a friends farmland field 1,345 gold and silver objects dating back to the seventh century A.D. It is known as the Stafford Shire Hoard.


(Brian Larson, Editor of PreachingToday.com; source: Raphael G. Satter, “Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure found in UK,” Yahoo News – for more information see the website, http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/. From a sermon by Monty Newton, The "American Picker" Jesus, 7/25/2011)

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